Contorniate with bust of Trajan
about A.D. 365–390
Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 28.26 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Trajan left, laureate, draped, cuirassed, seen from behind.
Silver leaf in field at right.
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.
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.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour