Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–111


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

32.682

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, to right, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP
Reverse: Arabia, draped, stands front, holding branch over camel left by her side, and bundle of canes over left arm.
S C (in field) ARABADQVIS (in exergue)
 S.P.Q.R.OPTIMOPRINCIPI

Provenance

By date unknown: Malcolm Storer Collection; gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Storer Collection