Aureus with bust of Trajan
Mint: Italy, Rome
Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.26 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right.
Reverse: Jupiter, long scepter in left hand, stands holding his thunderbolt in his right hand above the head of Trajan. Trajan holds a branch in his right hand and a roll in his left.
By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Freeman & Sear and Numismatica Ars Classica AG (Triton IV, New York Marriott World Trade Center, December 5, 2000, lot 527); purchased on behalf of MFA by Antiqua Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; January 24, 2001: purchased by MFA from Antiqua Inc.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour