TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

 

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Trajan's Family

 2. Marciana

Marciana was the sister of Trajan.

 


Marciana died around 114ad and the 3 sestertii types struck in her name are DIVA comemmorative types. All are extremely rare


This reverse depicts elephants with drivers pulling a cart on which Marciana is seated

From the Matthew Sersch Collection

obv : DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA

rev: EX SENATVS CONSVLTO SC

33mm

20.2g

Bust right draped

RIC 750, Banti 5-6, BMC 1086


This reverse depicts an eagle. There are left and right facing varieties.

obv : DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA

rev: CONSECRATIO SC

Bust right draped

Eagle left (RIC 748, Banti 2, BMC 1084)

Eagle right (Banti 1, BMC 1083)


This reverse depicts a carpentum drawn by mules.

obv : DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA

rev: CONSECRATIO SC

Bust right draped

RIC 749, Banti 3-4, BMC 1085)


all are very rare



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