TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

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 Architectural types

  3. Aqua Traiana

    This coin comemmorates the improvement of the city water supply by the building of a new aquaduct.


This Aqua Traiana sestertius depicts a reclining River God in a grotto supported by 2 columns(varieties exist without columns). He holds a reed in his right hand and the left rests on an amphora from which water flows.

from the Matthew Sersch collection

 

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

rev: AQVA TRAIANA SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

32mm

21.7g

bust right, draped left shoulder

 103-111ad

RIC 463, Banti 15, BMC873

Additional Varieties of this type

Banti 14 No columns

Banti 16 columns , Bust draped and cuirassed


Other Legend combinations used with this type reverse:

(EX) Matthew Sersch collection

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

rev: AQVA TRAIANA SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

Bust right, draped left shoulder

112-114 ad

ref: RIC 607, Banti 18, BMC 975

Additional Varieties of this type:

CAES omitted from obv legend (RIC 608)

 columns rev, Bust right ( Banti 17, BMC976)

 columns rev, Bust right draped (Banti 18)

 All Varieties are Scarce.



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