Trajan      98-117 AD

 

Trajan 98-117 AD

Silver tetradrachm, 23.5 mm, 13.30 gm.
Obv: AYT[OKP KAI NEP TPAIA]NO ...
Laureate head of Trajan facing right.
Rev: HMAPX E [Y ATE] MHTPO O E C
Tyche seated holding palm frond; below, half-length figure of river-god Cydnus wearing ear-shaped headdress; civic monogram to right.

Cilicia, Tarsus, struck 103-111 AD.

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.

Published: Prieur 757. Cf. RPC III 3257/25 (this coin cited); SNG Levante 991; SNG BN 1393-4

Formerly in the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Giessener M├╝nzhandlung 29 (28 June 1984), lot 2889.

Inv#: 7282

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