TRAJAN SESTERTII

 

 

 

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 Historical Policies, Acts and Events

 7. Restitution of Italy

 This type alludes to the building projects, restorations, and policies of Trajan.


This reverse depicts Trajan holding sceptre, raising the kneeling figure of Italy. Two children stand between raising their arms toward the emperor.

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

rev: REST ITAL SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

Bust right, draped left shoulder

103-111ad

Banti 92

This type also appears with variations.

Bust right ( RIC472)

Bust right with REST ITALIA ( RIC473)

Bust right, draped left shoulder with REST ITALIAE ( Banti 93)

All Varieties are extremely rare.


 


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