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    Trajan's Column

    Trajan (AD 98-117). AR denarius (20mm, 3.38 gm, 7h). Rome, AD 114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Column of Trajan, showing spiral relief, his statue on top, two eagles at its base, and the entrance below. RIC 292. RSC 558. Scarce. Fleur de Coin.

    Ex The East Side Collection (Nomos 3, 10 May 2011, lot 182).

    Trajan excelled in civilian government, where he showed a sound paternalism and understood the importance of public works. But he was a warrior first and foremost. His conquest of Dacia in AD 102-105 can still be followed on the spiral reliefs of Trajan's Column, seen on this spectacular denarius. The difficult conquest brought an enormous windfall of plunder into the Roman economy and made possible the construction of his enormous new Forum, where Trajan's Column was erected and still stands.


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