TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

 

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 Architectural types

  9. Trajan's Port

    Trajan expanded the harbour at Ostia to include a hexagonal port surrounded by warehouses.


This reverse depicts a hexagonal port surrounded by warehouses,3 ships are moored in the basin..

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

 

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

rev: PORTVM TRAIANI SC

33mm

23.7g

Bust right, aegis

112-114ad

Banti 84, RIC 631(aegis)

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

 

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

rev: PORTVM TRAIANI SC

33mm

26.7g

Bust right, draped

112-114ad

Banti 84A, RIC632

another example below

from the Dr. Jones collection

 bust draped (RIC632), Banti 84A


Other Legend combinations used:

103-111ad

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

rev: PORTVM TRAIANI SC

This type also appears with :

bust right(Banti 82)

 bust right draped left shoulder(RIC471)

 bust draped(Banti 83, BMC 770A)

 

 All Varieties are considered extremely rare.

 


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