TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

 

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 MILITARY THEMES

  1. 98-102AD military types

 Trajan was a successful military commmander and issued several coins with military themes soon after his accession.


Trajan issued several military themed sestertii before 102 ad all of which are very rare.

1. Trajan on horseback right with spear, a mounted soldier behind and a standard bearer before him.

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TRPOT COS II PP SC

Head right

98-99ad

RIC403, Banti325


2. Trajan on horseback left with and a mounted soldier behind .

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TRPOT COS II PP SC

Head right

98-99ad

RIC404.


3. Trajan in quadriga right

obv : IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: SC

Head right

98-99ad

RIC405


 

From the Dr. Christian Jones Collection

4. Trajan on horseback prancing right with spear.

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TRPOT COS III PP SC

Head right with aegis (Banti331)

The coin pictured is the actual plate coin from Banti's Grandi Bronzi Imperiali number 331.

99-100ad

 Bust right ( RIC418 Banti 330 )


5. Trajan on platform with officer haranguing 3 soldiers

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: SC

Head right

98-100ad

 Banti 102


6. Trajan togate, clasping hand of soldier, 3 others in background, altar in foreground

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev:FIDES EXERCIT SC

Head right (also with aegis)

101-103ad

RIC439 Banti62(medallic)

A variation with Head right draped left shoulder is also known(Banti61)


 


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