Trajan 98-117 AD
Silver tetradrachm, 23.5 mm, 13.30 gm.
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 Münzhandlung 29 (28 June 1984), lot 2889.