Historical Policies, Acts and Events
6. REGNA ADSIGNATA.
Osroes I, ruler of Parthia, placed a king on the Armenian throne, an act which angered Trajan. What followed was a military action in which Trajan annexed Armenia, invaded Mesopotamia, and then conquered Parthia.
This reverse depicts Trajan seated on platform with attendants receiving 3 kings---presumablely Armenia, Mesopotamia, and Parthia. Reverse inscription literally means assigning kingdoms.
from the Matthew Sersch collection
obv : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP
rev: REGNA ADSIGNATA SC
Bust right draped
RIC 666, Banti 91, BMC 1043
This is the only legend and bust type catalogued, considered rare.