Denarius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 112–114


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.32 gm. Die axis: 8

Accession Number

84.773

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPTRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVIPP
Reverse: Abundantia standing front holding ears of corn, cornucopia on left arm.
Small figure of child at left.
SPQROPTI MOPRINCIPI in ex.: ALIMITAL

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America