4. Basilica Ulpia
Part of the Forum of Trajan, the Basilica Ulpia was a civic building used for matters of law.
The multi columned entrance to the Basilica Ulpia is depicted on this sestertius. A large frieze depicts quadriga, victories and horsemen.
from the Matthew Sersch collection(Ex)
(This piece is another example of tooling--hair has been reengraved, fields on reverse have been smoothed to enhance detail)
obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
rev: BASILICA VLPIA SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC
Bust right, draped
ref: Banti 36
This is the only Legend combination used on all varieties.
A nicer example from a California collection
Bust right (RIC 616 Banti 34)
Bust right, draped left shoulder (RIC 617 Banti 35, BMC 982)
Bust right, aegis PRNCIPI rev (RIC 618 , Banti 32, BMC 983)
Bust left, Heroic, PRNCIPI rev (Banti 33)
All Varieties are considered extremely rare.