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ID number:  BIRBI-R1106
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):  3.30
Weight (g):  23.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber Acquisition 0098B. A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, November 1971.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, r. Reverse: Triumphal arch with side structures. Above opening, triangular tympanum; on frieze I G M. Surmounted by four horses.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IM... TRΛIΛNO AVG GER DAC P M TR ... (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 ...PTIMO PRINCIPI; in exergue S C. (The Senate and the Roman people, the best leader; by order of the Senate).

Bibliography:  RIC II 1st ed. 572

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