Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Diameter: 1 1/16 in. (27.2 mm)

Weight: 11.5 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Radiate bust of Trajan, facing right, drapery around both shoulders; inward reading inscription, moving clockwise, starting at 6 o'clock: [I]M(pellet below)P(pellet below)C(pellet below)A(pellet below)[ESNER]V(pellet below)A(pellet below)E(pellet below)TRAIANOAUGG(pellet below)ERDACP[MTRPCOSVIPP]; initialed with "G" at lower middle neck; dotted border; Reverse: Trajan's Column with statue of Trajan at top and eagles on either side of the base; inward reading inscription, moving clockwise, starting at 7 o'clock: SPQROPTIMOP(pellet below)[RINCIPI]; small SC across field

Course History

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Artifacts of the Roman Empire, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 18-November 5, 1990.


Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC, Trajan, no. 603; BMC, Vol. III, Trajan, no. 995, pl. 39/5

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