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    Trajan's Column

    Trajan (AD 98-117). AR denarius (2.99 gm). Rome, AD 114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped bust of Trajan right / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, frontal view of the Column of Trajan, showing his statue on top, two eagles at base, and spiral relief. RIC 292. BN 746. RSC 558. Hill 618. Sharp, toned and most attractive, with an outstanding portrait and a detailed depiction of the Column. Choice extremely fine.

    The Column of Trajan still stands in Trajan's Forum in Rome and, with its remarkable spiral relief depicting scenes from both of Trajan's Dacian wars, remains the greatest surviving depiction of the Roman Legions in action.



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    September, 2011
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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