Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–111


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 28.34 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.440

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, right, laureate, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP
Reverse: Dacian seated to left, on round and oval shields, with right hand on forehead. At left, trophy, at base of which shield, spear and two curved swords.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI (around) SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1965: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour