Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 104–107


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 27.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.473

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan right, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGER[
Reverse: Arched bridge over river; boat moored at right.
[SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI]; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the L. P. G. Messenger Collection, November 21, lot 137); probably by late 1951: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 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