Double-sestertius with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 31.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.58

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan II Decius to right.
IMPCMQTP[AIA]NVSDECIVSAVG
Reverse: Victoria running left, wreath in right hand, palm in left.
VICT ORIA AVG in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 337); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 10, 1969

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III