Roman silver coin (denarius) issued by the Emperor Trajan, 98 - 117 AD.

Roman silver coin (denarius) issued by the Emperor Trajan, 98 - 117 AD.

SKU: C032
$150.00Price

 

Roman silver coin (denarius) issued by the Emperor Trajan, 98 - 117 AD.

 

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan looking right with the legend IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC IMP TRP COS V PP around.

 

Reverse: The legend SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Genius standing left holding cornucopiae and patera sacrificing over altar.

 

Materials and method: Struck in good quality silver from engraved dies.

 

Die engraver: Unknown engraver at the mint of Rome.

 

Date of minting: Attributed to the years 106 -107 AD.

 

Origin: Attributed to the mint of Rome. No mint mark.

 

Dimensions:  18 mm diameter.

 

Weight: 3.00 gm

 

Condition: Very Fine.

 

References: Cohen 1119; RSC 80.

 

Stock no: C032

 

Comments:

  • “Genius” in Roman terms is a person’s guiding spirit and in this case it may be a reference to the guiding spirit of the Roman senate and people.
  • GER and DAC appearing in the obverse legend are references to titles given to Trajan following his role as governor in Germany and his military campaigns in Dacia (today’s Romania, Moldova and part of Bulgaria and other surrounding countries).
  • SPQR appearing in the reverse is an abbreviation for SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUS, meaning The Senate and People of Roman.

 

Contact us for more information or to purchase this item.

Home  |  Our Collections  |  About  |  Contact 

GALLERY OPEN:

Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 2pm


4/9 The Esplanade, Picnic Bay
Magnetic Island Qld 4819 Australia

P: +61 468 424 709  E:batutagallery@fastmail.com.au

© Copyright Batuta Gallery. All rights reserved.