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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R.11712

  • Denomination

    • denarius
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right.
    (reverse) Trajan's Column, surmounted by a statue of Trajan standing left, holding globe in right hand and sceptre in left hand; the base is garlanded with an eagle on right and left.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 112-117
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.22 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
  • Curator's comments

    The monumental column of the emperor Trajan (AD 98-117) was built around AD 106-113 to celebrate the victory of Trajan in two wars of conquest against the Dacians. This coin shows the original appearance of the Column, with a statue of the emperor on the top which is now lost; it is replaced by an image of St Peter.

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  • Bibliography

    • RIC2 292, p.264 (type) bibliographic details
    • RE3 455, p.94 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    1922

  • Acquisition notes

    Ex-duplicates, not previously registered

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    R.11712

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE3p94.455
Silver coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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