Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 104–107


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 26.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.596

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
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Reverse: Male figure (Danuvius), cloak in arch behind his head, kneels left, his right knee pressing down on seated Dacia, his right hand at her throat. Her left hand raised to his right arm.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI in exergue: SC

Provenance

1922: with Feuardent Frères, Paris; by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Ryan Collection, April 2, 1952, lot 2444, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Credit Line

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