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    Rare Architectural Sestertius

    Trajan (AD 98-117). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 23.60 gm, 6h). Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 23.72 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 103-104. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan right / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, monumental triumphal arch and gateway, sides ornamented with bas reliefs; second tier surmounted by a trophy and giant to either side, gateway spandrels with Victories, pediment with Jupiter between two seated figures, panel above pediment inscribed IOM, the whole surmounted by six-horse chariot driven by Jupiter and flanked by Victories. RIC II 573 (R). Woytek 187h (this coin cited). Very rare and seldom offered. Even dark brown patina with areas of green. Nearly Very Fine.

    Ex Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (CNG 50, 23 June 1999), lot 119; ex Franz Trau Collection (Gilhofer & Ranschburg, 22 May 1935), lot 972.


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    September, 2012
    6th-11th Thursday-Tuesday
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