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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1109
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Trajan; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  112 - 114
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  10.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2996. A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, 1954.
BIRBI-R1109.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, r., draped l. shoulder. Reverse: S - C, left and right. Trajan's column surmounted by a statue of the Emperor. Two eagles at base.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CΛES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P (Emperor Caesar Nerva Trajan Augustus Germanicus Dacius, head of the principal college of priests, Tribune of the people, Consul for the sixth time, father of the fatherland). Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (The Senate and the Roman people, the best leader).

Bibliography:  RIC II 1st ed. 600 var.

Notes:  RIC 600 has the correct reverse type but the bust on this example is with aegis rather than draped left shoulder.

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Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Trajan
Roman
53
117
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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