Sestertius with bust of Trajan
Mint: Italy, Rome
Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.68 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Trajan to right, laureate and wearing aegis.
Reverse: Ceres standing to left; draped and veiled, crowned with wheat, holding in her right hand two ears of wheat; in the left a cornucopia. To the right an altar; to the left, a modius.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPII in field: S C
According to MFA archival card: from the Modena collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900 purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund