Imperial Bronze Coins of Trajan

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Sestertii

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DESCRIPTION
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Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck 98-99
33mm 26.88g
Obv: Laureate bust rt. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM
Rev: Pax enthroned, TR POT COS II PP.
Ex Matt Serch collection.
RIC 390; Sear 3214 [listed there as COS III]
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck 98-99
32mm 27.06g
Obv: Laureate head rt. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM
Rev: Concordia seated lt., holding double cornucopia and patera over garlanded and lit altar to left.TR POT COS II PP.
Ex: CNG 385 lot 520
RIC 399; Woytek 51a; Banti 322
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, Struck 103 (25.38 g)
Obv: Laureate bust rt. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM DACICVS PM
Rev: Roma seated on captured arms, presenting Victory to Trajan standing left. TR P VII IMPIIII COS V PP
Ex Frank Robinson collection.
RIC 451; Cohen 599 rare.
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, .
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP. laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Abundance standing left holding ears of corn & cornucopiae, child in toga at feet holding a roll, ALIM ITAL in EXERGUE.
Ex. Imperial COINS
RICII 459 Scarce
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, .
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP. laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Abundance standing left holding ears of corn & cornucopiae, child in toga at feet holding a roll, ALIM ITAL in EXERGUE.
Ex. Herakles COINS
RICII 459 Scarce; BMC 869
Trajan Sestertius. 103-111 CE, (25.31 gm, 7h)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAINO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear; left foot on head of Dacian, right foot on helmet; arms behind.
Ex. CNG 69, lot #1403; Ex: Tony Hardy Collection
RIC II 489; BMCRE 778; Cohen 391.
Trajan Sestertius. 103-111 CE, (21.97 gm, 7h)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAINO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: Annona standing left, holding grain-ears and cornucopiae; modius on ground at left, prow at right.
Ex. CNG 69, lot #1402; Ex: Tony Hardy Collection
RIC II 492; BMCRE 781; Cohen 469.
Trajan Sestertius. 103-111 CE, 27.3 g, 33 x 34 mm
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAINO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, laureate bust right seen from back, draped and cuirassed
Rev: Aequitas standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
Ex. Roman Lode
RIC II 497 var.
Trajan Sestertius. 103-111 CE, (25.86 g, 36 mm)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAINO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, laureate bust left seen from back, draped and cuirassed
Rev: Pax standing left holding cornucopia and stomping on Dacian.
Ex. Eukratides
RIC II 504 var.
Apparently unrecorded in RIC and Cohen - with this bust type
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck 103-111
33mm 23.21g
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVA.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.COS.V.P.P. Laureate head right.
Rev: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI, S-C. Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
There is an AU stamped to the left of Spes obviously done in modern times. Possibly a collector's mark, a fairly common practice in the 19th & 18th century.
RIC II 519; Cohen 459.
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck 104-107 CE
33mm 23.72g
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVA.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.COS.V.P.P. Laureate head right, aegis.
Rev: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI, S-C. Victory holding palm branch erecting trophy.
Ex: G-N auction 4-14
RIC II 523.
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck in Rome in 106 CE (24.24 g)
Obv: Laureate bust rt. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIANO AVG GERM DAC PM TR COS V PP
Rev: Victory standing rt., inscribing VIC/DAC on a shield set on palm stump. SPQR OPTIMO PRNCIPI
Ex. Ancient Treasures
RIC 527; Sear 3201.
TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. "Medallic" Sestertius (30.52 gm). Struck circa 104-107 AD.
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Trajan on rearing horse right, spearing Dacian falling before. Tiber patina,
CNG Auction 67, lot 1413; Ex:Tony Hardy Collection.
According to CNG catalogers, the rider on the reverse may not be Trajan. The Dacian king Decebalus is said to have committed suicide as he was about to be captured. Recent discoveries may indicate that the Roman Explorator or scout Ti. Claudius Maximus actually slew Decebalus and then brought his head back to Trajan - not nearly as "romantic" as the original version. The reverse scene on this coin may represent that event.
RIC II 536; Cohen 504
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius 107 AD (25.39 gms, 34 mm)
Obv: Laureate Bust right, drapery on far shoulder. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP
Rev: Trajan, in military attire, standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, crowned by Victory standing left behind him, holding palm; SPQR OPTIMO PRNCIPI; SC below.
Ex. Eukratides
RIC II 549, scarce; BMCRE 825; Cohen 517

Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck 103-111 (33mm, 25.01 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head right, aegis on shoulder
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Trajan standing left on low das, prefect standing behind, addressing four citizens extending their hands; Genius of the Circus reclining right on cartwheel, holding meta set on base at the end of the circus spina.
Ex: Roma Aeternae Coins

Woytek 182 c; RIC II 553, Very rare; BMCRE 793 note; Cohen 526

Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck 103-111 (33mm, 25.15 g)
Obv: Laureate Bust right, drapery on far shoulder. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP
Rev: The Danube standing left, placing knee on Dacia, whom he forces to the ground.
CNG Electronic Auction 120, Lot# 131 Ex:Tony Hardy Collection
This may refer to the spanning of the Danube by a bridge. The Danube was a natural barrier protecting Dacia. Once crossed and fortified, the Danube became in essence a Roman ally.

RIC II 556, scarce; BMCRE 793 note; Cohen 526
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius Struck in Rome in 106 CE (33mm; 27.6 g)
Obv: Serious looking Laureate bust right. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP
Rev: Dejected Dacian sitting left upon pile of arms; Trophy to left. SPQR OPTIMO PRNCIPI; SC below
Ex. Ancient Treasures
RIC 564
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, .
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP. Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Abundance standing left holding ears of corn & cornucopiae, child at feet, ALIM ITAL in EXERGUE.
Ex. INCIATUS COINS
RIC II 604, Cohen 10 Scarce
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, (33mm, 27.95 g, 7h)..
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP. Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Abundantia standing left holding grain ears & cornucopiae, child at feet, ALIM ITAL in EXERGUE.
Ex. Triton XVII Auction Lot 681
RIC II 604, var. (bust type); Woytek 444c; Strack 419 var. (same); Banti 8 var. (same); BMCRE 973 var. (same) Scarce
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius (31mm; 22.7 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right; drapery on far shoulder. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
Rev: Arabia standing left holding cinnamon sticks; Camel at her feet. SPQR OPTIMO PRNCIPI; SC ; ARAB ADQ in Exergue.
Ex - Matt Sersch
RIC II 610, scarce
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius (33mm, 22.41 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right; drapery on far shoulder. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
Rev: DACIA AVGVST, PROVINCIA/S C in two lines in exergue, Dacia seated left on rock, holding aquila; two children before, one holding grain, the other, grapes.
Ex: Tony Hardy Collection; CNG elect. auction 130, Lot 344
RIC II 621 - scarce; BMCRE 960; Cohen 125 var.
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, .
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP. Radiate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: Personification of the Via Traiana reclining looking rt holding wheelin right hand, branch in left; SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, VIA TRAIANA S - C.
Struck 107 AD.
Ex - H. C. Lindgren
RIC II 636, scarce
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, 25.89 g.
Obv: Draped & Laureate head right. Legend: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP.
Rev: Trajan standing to front, head turned r., holding spear and parazonium; On ground reclining figures of Armenia, Euphrates, and Tigris/S.C.
Ex: Castricallar Coins
RIC II 642, rare and not with this obverse legend; Cohen 39
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, 25.62 g.
Obv: Draped & Laureate head right. Legend: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP.
Rev: Fortuna seated left holding cornucopiae and rudder. Legend: SENATUS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS/FORT. RED./S.C.
RIC II 652; Cohen 352
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius (23.88 g)
Obv: Laureate bust rt. IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PMTRP COS VI PP
Rev: Providence standing left with scepter in left hand which rests on column. S he points at Globe at feet. PROVIDENTIA AVGVSTI SPQR
Ex - Pagane
RIC II 663
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius, 34mm, 23.56 g.
Obv: Draped & Laureate head right seen from behind.
Rev: REGNA ADSIGNATA-SCTrajan, in military uniform, seated left on camp bench set on das, extending hand to three barbarian kings standing right before him, the foremost of whom extends his hands to Trajan; two military figures, one holding baton and sceptre, standing left behind Trajan
Ex: Tony Hardy Collection; CNG elect. auction 130, Lot 346
RIC II 666, rare; BMCRE 1043; Cohen 325
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius; Struck 116 (23.66 g)
Obv: Laureate and draped bust right; IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM DACICVS PM
Rev: REX PARTHIS DATVS, SC in exergue, Trajan seated left on platform presenting Parthamaspates to kneeling Parthian; attendant standing behind Trajan.
Ex - Ancientcoinart
RIC II 667; BMCRE 1046; Cohen 328
Parthian Kingdom. Circa AD 116. AR Drachm (21mm, 3.85 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint
Obv: Diademed, bearded bust left, wearing tiara
Rev: Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow..
Ex: CNG auction 142 lot# 68
The Roman puppet king installed by Trajan. He ruled only briefly before being overthrown. He fled to Rome where he was installed as king of Osrhoene and ruled there until 123.
Sellwood 81.1; Shore 424
Trajan 98-117 CE Sestertius (27.06 g); Struck 114
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped bust right.
Rx: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, S-C across field, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC II 672; Cohen 352

Dupondii

IMAGE
DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE
Trajan 98-117 CE Dupondius (15.7 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM, radiate head right
Rev: TR POT COS II S-C, Abundantia seated left on chair of two crossed cornuacopiae, holding scepter.
RIC II 385
Trajan 98-117 CE Dupondius (29mm, 13.05 g, 6h)
Obv: radiate head right
Rev: TR POT COS III S-C, Abundantia seated left on chair of two crossed cornuacopiae, holding scepter.
Ex CNG e-auction 367-Lot480
RIC II 411; Woytek 67a
Trajan 98-117 CE Dupondius (11.17 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM, radiate head right
Rev: TR POT COS IIII S-C, Abundantia seated left on chair of two crossed cornuacopiae, holding scepter.
RIC II 428
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius. (13.96 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, radiate bust right.
Rev:TR POT COS IIII P P, Abundantia seated left on chair with cornuacopiae as arms, holding scepter, SC in exergue.
Ex. Ancientcoinart
RIC II 428; Cohen 639
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (11.88 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM DACICVS P M- Radiate head right.
Rx: TR P VII IMP IIII COS V P P -S C - ABUNDANTIA seated left on chair with crossed cornucopia holding scepter.
Ex: Richard Beale
RIC II 454; Cohen 603
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (12.15 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GERM DAC P M TR P COS V P P- Radiate head right.
Rx: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C - Roma seated left on trophy holding Victory and scepter.
RIC II 490; Cohen 58
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (12.15 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GERM DAC P M TR P COS V P P - Radiate head right.
Rx: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C - Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears and prow at her feet.
RIC II 492
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (14.33 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GERM P M TR P COS V P P- Radiate head right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rx: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia, her foot on the shoulder of a captive Dacian.
RIC II 505; Cohen 410
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 26 mm.
Obv: Laureate head right , drapery on left shoulder. IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, Victory standing left, holding palm and erecting trophy.
RIC II 524
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius.
Obv: Radiate head right. Legend: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP.
Rev: Trajan, on horseback, spearing fallen Dacian. Legend: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC
RIC II 538
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 12.46 g., 26 mm.
Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: Dacian mourning, seated on rock beneath trophy.
RIC II 563
Trajan 98-117 CE Dupondius CE, 13.13 grams
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.V.P.P, Radiate, bust right
Rx: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI/S.C.; Cuirass.
Ex: Frank Robinson auction
RIC II 582 scarce; BMCRE 911; Cohen 567
Trajan 98-117 CE Dupondius CE, 13.13 grams
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.V.P.P, Radiate, bust right w/ aegis.
Rx: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI/S.C.; Cuirass.
CNG Electronic Auction 120, Lot#: 132, From the Tony Hardy Collection.
RIC II 582 var. (aegis) scarce; BMCRE 911; Cohen 567
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 27 mm. 12.18 g; Struck 107
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP. Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: Trophy with round and hexagonal shields; two shields at base; SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S - C.
Ex. H. C. Lindgren
RIC II 586; BMCRE 905; Cohen 573
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP. Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: Trophy with round and hexagonal shields; two shields at base; SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S - C.
Ex. J. Jencek
RIC II 586; BMCRE 905; Cohen 573
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (14.25 gm, 7h).
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP. Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: Octastyle temple; within, Pax standing facing, and Jupiter seated between two reclining figures on pediment; five statues on roof; SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S - C in exergue.
Ex. CNG 69, Lot: 1573
RIC II 576; BMCRE 955; Cohen 554
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (9.74g)
Obv: Radiate bust right; IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG .
Rev: DAC PARTHICO XX COS VI PP around SC in oak wreath.
RIC II 644; Cohen 122
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (26mm, 10.91 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 114-116.
Obv: Radiate and draped bust right
Rev: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder set on ground and cornucopia.
Ex - CNG eauction 385
RIC II 653; Woytek 543v
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 13.25 g., 26 mm.
Obv: Radiate head right. Legend: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP.
Rev: Fortuna seated left holding cornucopiae. Legend: SENATUS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS/FORT. RED./S.C.
RIC II 653
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 26 mm.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NER. TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG. GER. DAC. P. M. TR. P. COS. VI P. P. Radiate, draped bust r.ight.
Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS. S - C to lt. and rt. of Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC II, 674. Cohen 353
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 12.22 gms.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NER. TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG. GER. DAC. P. M. TR. P. COS. VI P. P. Radiate, draped bust r.ight.
Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS. S - C to lt. and rt. of Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC II, 674. Cohen 353
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 11.66 gms.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NER. TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG. GER. DAC. P. M. TR. P. COS. VI P. P. Radiate, draped bust r.ight.
Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS. S - C to lt. and rt. of Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
TN numis. show 11_13
RIC II, 674. Cohen 353
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius (10.93 g)
Obv: Radiate heroic bust right, aegis; IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P.
Rx: SENATVS POPVLVQVE ROMANVS S-C Trajan advancing between two trophies and to front, head turned back to left
ex: Antiquarica
A very good representation of the aegis is shown on this sculpture.
RIC II, p. 292, 676v. Scarce (not listed with aegis); Cohen 356; RCV II = Not listed
Trajan 98-117 CE dupondius, 12.46 g., 26 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: SENATVS POPVLESQUE ROMANVS, S C in exergue, Trajan advancing right, head turned, between two trophies.
RIC II, 676; Sear 1013

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