Trajan      98-117 AD

 

Trajan 98-117 AD

Copper Sestertius, 33 mm, 24.17 gm.
Obv: IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVG
GERDACPMTRPCOSVPP
Laureate bust of Trajan facing right.
Rev: Mourning Dacian seated left on round shield before a trophy of arms.

Rome mint. Struck AD 106-107.

Trajan was born in Spain, he served in the German wars under Domitian, before being appointed governor of Germany under Nerva. He defeated Decebalus of Dacia in 102 and erected the Forum of Trajan. He died peacefully in Cilicia in 117 AD.

RIC II 560 var. (bust type); Woytek 243b; Banti 249.

Inv#: 6697

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