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Quadrans of Emperor Trajan

98-117
9/16 x 1/8 in. (1.4 x 0.3 cm)

Unknown, Roman
Roman

Object Type: Numismatics
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Alexander
Accession Number: 1995.30
Location: Currently on view
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Trajan uses this coin to associate himself with the Greek hero Hercules. The reverse shows the Nemean Boar, killed by Hercules as one of his Twelve Labors.

[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Alexander, Rochester, NY; their gift to the Gallery in 1995

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