Sestertius with bust of Trajan
about A.D. 104–107
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 26.97 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Trajan, right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Reverse: Male figure (Danuvius), cloak in arch behind his head, kneels left, his right knee pressing down on seated Dacia, his right hand at her throat. Her left hand raised to his right arm.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI in exergue: SC
1922: with Feuardent Frères, Paris; by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Ryan Collection, April 2, 1952, lot 2444, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule