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ID number:  BIRBI-R1099
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Trajan; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  103 - 111
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.55
Weight (g):  24.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3133. A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, 1957, ex Bement Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, r., draped l. shoulder. Reverse: S - C, left and right. Arabia standing l. holding a branch in her r. hand and possible bundle of canes in her l. hand; at her feet, a camel.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V I 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; in exergue ARAB ADQVIS (The Senate and the Roman people, the best leader; acquired Arabia).

Bibliography:  RIC II 1st ed. 466

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Trajan
Roman
53
117
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