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 Architectural types

  2. 2nd Arch

    Upon returning to Rome after the Dacian victories, an Arch was built dedicated to Jupiter.


This Arch has several variations but the main features are an Arch with a single entry and large decorated side structures, triangular tympanum featuring Jupiter , with I O M above on frieze .

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

34mm

20.8g

Head right

103-111 ad

ref: RIC572, Banti 276, BMC 842

This is the only Legend combination used on all varieties.


another example courtesy of David Hendin


additional varieties:

Head right, draped left shoulder (Banti 277, BMC 844)

Head right, aegis (Banti 278-9, RIC572(aegis), BMC 843)

Head right, draped (Banti 280)

Head right, draped, 3/4 view (Banti 281)

Bust right, draped and cuirassed (RIC 573, BMC845-6)

Bust right, cuirassed with aegis (Banti 283)

 Bust draped and cuirassed, Narrower arch with 6 statues on top instead of horses (Banti 284)


 All Varieties are rare.

 

 

 

 


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