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Trajan, 98-117 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AR Tetradrachm, struck 112-113 AD, Hoard Coin, Published in RPC, Prieur Plate Coin

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Information: Prieur Plate coin and published in RPC. This coin is published in two standard references: Amandry, M., A. Burnett & J. Mairat. Roman Provincial Coinage III, From Nerva to Hadrian (AD 96–138). (London & Paris, 2015); and Prieur, M. & K. Prieur. The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and their fractions from 57 BC to AD 258. (Lancaster, PA, 2000)
Origin: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority: Trajan
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Composition: Silver
Date: 112-113 AD: Year 17, sixth consulship
Obverse: AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓEPM ΔAK, Laureate head right
Reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΙZ ΥΠΑΤς, Eagle, head left and wings spread, standing on club, haft right; palm in right field
Size: 24.76mm, 13.3g, 6h
Grade: F, toned
Rarity: scarce
Pedigreed:
Provenance: Pedigreed: Prieur Plate Coin. Ex Banias Hoard, no. 14 (as given by the authors of RPC); from the Michel Prieur Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 449 (31 July 2019), Lot 325
References: Prieur 1506 (Tyre; this coin cited and illustrated); McAlee 441; RPC III 3544/13 (this coin); Wruck 164; Butcher -; cf. BMC Galatia -
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.
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