Sestertius with bust of Trajan
about A.D. 104–107
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 26.70 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Trajan, right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Reverse: Trajan in military costume stands left, thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left. He is crowned by Victory who holds palm in left hand.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI in exergue: SC
By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Messenger Collection, November 21, 1951, lot 137); by date unknown in the 1950s: 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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule