Denarius

Trajan, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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103-111

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (2 cm)

Weight: 2.9 g

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

27.1.29312

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Laureate head of Trajan, facing right, drapery left shoulder; inward reading inscription, moving clockwise, starting 6 o‘clock: IMP(pellet below)T(pellet below)R(pellet below)A(pellet below)I(pellet below)A(pellet below)NOAUGGERDACPMTR[PCOSVPP]; "N" scratched at base of neck; Reverse: Male figure (Genius) draped to just below the knees standing left, wearing stephane, holding patera in outstretched right hand and cornucopia in folded left arm; on ground to left, rectangular object; inward reading inscription, moving clockwise, starting 8 o‘clock: SPQROPTIMOP(pellet below)[RINCIPI]

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC, no.181, pl. 8/143; BMC, nos.206-211, pl. 13/3

Old Number

hn 227

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