Contorniate with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 365–390


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 28.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1973.149

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Trajan left, laureate, draped, cuirassed, seen from behind.
Silver leaf in field at right.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Bacchus on sacred cart to left drawn by pair of panthers. In front small Silen. Several followers in background, one playing double flutes. Various Bacchic symbols below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; March 14, 1973: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour