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ID number:  BIRBI-R1105
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Trajan; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  103 - 111
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.35
Weight (g):  26.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber Acquisition 0099B. A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, November 1971.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, r. draped. Reverse: Single-span bridge with tower at each end and boat underneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MΓC... cRV... IRAIAND AVG GER DAC P M TR P C...S V Γ P (Emperor Caesar Nerva Trajan Augustus Germanicus Dacius, head of the principal college of priests, Tribune of the people, Consul for the fifth time, father of the fatherland). Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C. (The Senate and the Roman people, the best leader, by order of the Senate).

Bibliography:  RIC II 1st ed. 569

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