Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–111


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 26.53 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.471

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP
Reverse: Trajan in quadriga left.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, November 16, 1950, lot 1320, partial); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin, August 30, 1952; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III