finger-ring / coin
Gold finger-ring; bezel a coin (aureus) of Trajan (53-117 AD) mounted obverse uppermost in beaded wire border; obverse: bust to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and inscription; reverse: bust of Sol to right, radiate and draped, and inscription; plain wire hoop.
- 2ndC early (coin)
- 5thC-7thC (finger ring)
- Minted in: Rome
- (Europe,Italy,Lazio,Rome (province),Rome)
- Diameter: 2.3 centimetres
Inscription ContentPA[RT] HICO P M TR P [CO]S VI P P SPQR
Inscription Content[IMP CAES NER T]RAIAN O[PTIM AVG GERM DAC]
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
ANDERSSON K. 1985. Intellektuell import eller romersk dona?, Tidskrift för nordisk fornkunskap XX, Uppsala, 1983-85, p. 131, fig. 43
Select details from unpublished Summary Catalogue by Marion Archibald, John Kent and Nicholas Lowick, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. no. 785.
'Gold aureus of Trajan (98-117)
Obv. (IMP CAES NER T) RAIAN O (PTIM AVG GERM DAC); bust to right, laureate, draped, cuirassed
Rev. PA(RT) HICO P M TR P (CO) S VI P P SPQR; bust of Sol to right, radiate and draped
Mint Rome 114-117
Ref. Mattingly H., 'Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum', vol. 3 no. 76, London 1976'.
Not on display
Bequeathed by Sir Augustus Franks, 1897; acquired with main bequest and originally registered in Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- F.259 (GR reg.no)
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Object reference number: MCS2467
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