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SOLD: Trajan, 98-117 AD, AE Dupondius, Column of Trajan, struck 114-116 AD

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Information: Features the Column of Trajan, which still stands today in the Imperial Forum in Rome.
Origin: Rome mint
Authority: Trajan
Denomination: AR Denarius
Composition: Silver
Date: 114-116 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Bust of trajan, radiate, draped, right
Reverse: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, Column of Trajan: on pedestal on top is a statue of Trajan, standing left, holding Victory(?) and spear: the column stands on a quadrangular base, ornamented with releifs, on which stand two eagles, left and right; SC left and right, in field.
Size: 27.67mm, 13.9g, 12h
Grade: aVF, green-brown patina
Rarity: rare
Provenance: ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 448 (17 July 2019) Lot 262; Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355 (15 July 2015), Lot 521
References: BMCRE III p. 219; Cohen II 360; RIC II 679; Woytek 538v
General: Trajan was one of the greatest Roman Emperors. A former soldier, he expanded the Roman Empire to its largest size in history. A philanthropist who invested in social welfare and public building programs, he is known as the second of the Five Good Emperors. Trajan's column is a Roman triumphal column. Still standing today in the Roman Forum, it was originally built to commemorate Trajan's victory in the Dacian wars. One of the few structures depicted on an ancient Roman coin to still exist today.
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