Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–111


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

32.858

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, right, drapery at left.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTR [P]CO[SVPP]
Reverse: Dacian seated left on round shield, head resting on right hand.
In front, trophy of helmet, cuirass, round and oblong shields.
Below, shield and crossed swords.
SC (in exergue) SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Storer Collection