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 Architectural types

  11. Temple of Honos

    This coin type is commonly referred to as the temple of Honos which Trajan restored in the period 107-113ad. There are other theories as well: a temple of deified Nerva or the temple of Trajan's Forum.

     


This reverse depicts an octastyle temple with statue holding sceptre and cornucopiae between columns, 5 statues on roof.. This temple appears wide on some coins, narrow on others.

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

 

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

33mm

24.4g

Bust right, draped left shoulder

103-111ad

RIC575, Banti 289, BMC 859

This is the only legend combination used with this type


other examples:

(EX) Matthew Sersch collection

 

from the Norman Khoury collection(Ex M Sersch collection)


from the Matthew Sersch collection

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

34mm

26.5g

Bust right, draped left shoulder

103-111ad

RIC575

example above has narrower temple (Banti 290)


 

from the Dr. Jones collection

 bust right , aegis-- wide temple (BMC 858, Banti 291)


bust right, aegis --narrow temple(BMC 857, Banti 292 )

 All Varieties are considered rare.


 


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