Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 116–117


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.48 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1982.595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right.
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Reverse: Trajan in military costume, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, stands behind reclining river gods, Euphrates and Tigris. They hold reeds and lean on urns. Between, Armenia, wearing pointed cap, sits to left.
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in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule