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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R.6046

  • Denomination

    • aureus
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right.
    (reverse) Trajan's Column surmounted with statue of the Emperor, at base, two eagles.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 112-117
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 7.21 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 bibliographic details
    • RE3 449, p.93 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1825

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    R.6046

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE3p93.449
COMPASS Title: Gold aureus showing Trajan's Column

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COMPASS Title: Gold aureus showing Trajan's Column

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