Denarius of Trajan, “VIA TRAIANA”

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Roman
112–117 CE
Silver
Mint of Rome
Yale University Art Gallery: Transfer from Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University Gift of Prof. Tracy Peck, 1894; 2001.87.7386

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan, facing right with drapery on his left shoulder.

Legend: IMP TRAIAN AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP (“Imperator Trajan Augustus Germanicus Dacicus, Pontifex Maximus, holding the tribunician power, consul for the sixth time, father of his country”) clockwise from six o’clock. A line border encloses the field.

Reverse: Reclining female facing left, balancing upright wheel on her right leg with her outstretched right hand and holding a branch with her left.

Legend: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (the Senate and Roman people to/for the best Princeps) clockwise from eight o’clock. VIA TRIANA in Exergue.  A line border encloses the field.

This text was prepared by Drew Jones, Class of 2012.

Not on view

Additional views (1)

Obverse

 

Comparanda

BMC 986-989 (Pl. 39.1, 2); RIC 266

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