TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

 

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 Architectural types

  5. Bridge

    This type is often referred to as the Danube bridge in reference to the famous bridge Trajan erected in crossing the Danube during the Dacian war period. Since the depiction doesn't match the description by Cassius Dio or the Column representation, It is more likely however that the bridge represented is the Pons Sublicius.


This reverse consists of a single span bridge with a varying number of vertical bars(between6-10) on the arch. The bridge has a forified tower on each side with statues on top and a boat moored below.

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

 

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

33mm

25.8g

Head right, draped left shoulder

103-111 ad

9 bars type

ref: RIC 569 Banti 264

This is the only Legend combination used on all varieties.


from the Dr. Jones collection

Head right, draped left shoulder

7 bars type Banti 262


Additional varieties:

Head right, 6 bars (Banti 259)

Head right draped left shoulder, 6 bars (Banti 260)

Head right, draped lft shoulder, 8 bars (Banti 263)

Head right, draped left shoulder, 10 bars (Banti 265)

Head right, aegis, 7 bars(Banti 266-267)

Head right, aegis, 9 bars (Banti 269)

Bust right, 7 bars (Banti 270)

Bust right, draped left shoulder, 6 bars (Banti 261)

Bust right, aegis, 8 bars (Banti 268)

Bust right, draped and cuirassed, 9 bars (Banti 271)

 


 


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