Sestertius with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 249


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.28 gm.

Accession Number

88.163

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan II Decius, laureate, draped, right.
IMP[CAES CMESSQ]DECIOTRAIAVG
Reverse: Virtus seated left, holding branch in raised right hand and vertical spear in left.
VIRTVS VG (sic)
In ex.: SC

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation