Sestertius with bust of Trajan
about A.D. 116–117
Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.48 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right.
Reverse: Trajan in military costume, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, stands behind reclining river gods, Euphrates and Tigris. They hold reeds and lean on urns. Between, Armenia, wearing pointed cap, sits to left.
ARMENIA ETMESPOTAMIA INPOTESTATEMPRREDACTAE
in field: S C
By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule