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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.115.130
People
Trajan, Roman (r. 98-117 CE)
Title
AE Denarius of Trajan, Rome (counterfeit?)
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
103-111 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/20273
Physical Descriptions
Medium
bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.72 g
Die Axis
6
Date on Object
COS V
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
  • Reverse Inscription: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC; in exergue, DANVVIVS
Provenance
Collection of Margarete Bieber
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
cf. RIC II Trajan 100 (p. 251)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Celia and Walter Gilbert, Claude-Claire Grenier, and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.115.130
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate bust of Trajan r., drapery over l. shoulder; around, clockwise, IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P. Hole punched at back of neck.
Rev.: Danube reclining l. on rocks, l. arm resting on urn, r. hand on ship's prow; above, floating cloak; around, clockwise, COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC; in exergue, DANVVIVS.

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