Aureus with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 112–114


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.26 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

2000.1040

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right.
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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.
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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour