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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1934,0715.9

  • Denomination

    • denarius
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Head of Trajan, laureate, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
    (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

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 2.9 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 293, p.264 (type) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1934

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1934,0715.9

Silver coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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