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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.115.128
People
Trajan, Roman (r. 98-117 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Trajan, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
103-107 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/20324
Location
Level 3, Room 3700, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Roman Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
25.79 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
COS V
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP
  • Reverse Inscription: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C
Provenance
Collection of Margarete Bieber
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
MIR 200; BMC III 801
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Celia and Walter Gilbert, Claude-Claire Grenier, and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.115.128
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Trajan, laureate r. with aegis on l. shoulder
Rev.: Pax draped, standing left, holding branch in r. hand, cornucopiae in l, treading down Dacian, whose head and shoulders are seen.
Exhibition History

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

32Q: 3700 Roman, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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