TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

 

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 Architectural types

  7. Trajan's Column

    One of the most famous monuments of Rome, this column depicts in spiral sculpture the story of the Dacian war. It was completed in 113 AD.


This reverse depicts a column with 2 eagles on the base surmounted by a statue of Trajan.

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

(The reverse of this piece is an excellent example of tooling--notice the smoothed fields, enhanced letters and the addition of detail to the column)

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

35mm

24.5g

Bust right, draped left shoulder

103-111 ad

 Banti 294


Bust right with aegis (Banti 295, RIC 580)


The Trajan column reverse was struck in 112-114ad with the following legend:

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

bust varieties:

bust right (RIC 601 Banti 296, BMC 971-2)


from the Matthew Sersch collection

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

33mm

23.4g

Bust right, draped left shoulder

112-114 ad

RIC 600, Banti 297, BMC 972


bust right aegis (RIC 602)


from the Matthew Sersch collection(ALMOST)

bust right draped (Banti 298)

I purchased this coin 3/3/02 however the package arrived torn

open with the coin missing. If anyone sees this coin for sale or for auction

anywhere please contact me. thank you!

 

bust right draped cuirassed as seen from behind ( Banti 299)


The coin was struck in 114-117ad with the following legends

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

bust right draped (RIC683)


from the Matthew Sersch collection

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

rev: SENATVS POPVLESQVE ROMANVS SC

34mm

24.8g

Bust right, draped

112-117 ad

ref: RIC 678, Banti 110, BMC 1024

 


(EX) Matthew Sersch collection

 

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

rev: SENATUS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC

Bust right draped

RIC680, Banti 111, BMC 1016

 All Varieties are considered quite rare.


 

 


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