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Coin Portraying Emperor Trajan

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

98-117

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Trajan, facing right, laureate. The back (reverse) depicts a triumphal arch with four columns, three arches: Trajan in center above triangle; architrave with disc, Nike supporting, capitives and trophies to his side.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Trajan

Origin

Egypt

Date

98 CE–117 CE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

Diam. 3.4 cm; 26.25 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1979.1276

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