TRAJAN

Reigned: 98-117 A.D.

  MARCVS VLPIVS TRAIANVS, born near Seville, Spain in 52 to Marcia and Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, pursued a military career and was appointed Governor of Germania Superior by Nerva in 97 shortly before being adopted by him. He became Augustus upon Nerva's death on January 25, 98. Although best known for adding Dacia to the Empire by a series of wars (101-106), he also built many public works and administrated ably. The Empire reached its maximum size in 117 after his Parthian victories (114-117). He died on August 8, 117, was deified, and buried in his monumental column in Rome.(From MONETA, from www.numus.com)

The Denarii

Silver Denarius (18mm), Struck 98-99 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Trajan, his laureate head right

Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS II Victory seated left, holding patera and palm

RIC 22, RSC 295, Van Meter 31/4      Brett Telford Collection


Silver Denarius (18.37mm, 3.35gr), Struck 101-102 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Trajan, his laureate head right.

Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P Mars, walking right, holding spear and tropy.

RIC 52, RSC 228, Van Meter 26/8   Jan de Veen Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.1gr), Struck 101-102 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Trajan, his laureate head right

Rev: PM TR P COS IIII PP Felicitas standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae

RIC 56, RSC 238, Van Meter 26/4    Harry Stewart Collection

 


Silver Denarius (18.09 mm, 3.2gr), Struck 101-102 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Trajan, his laureate head right.

Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory, draped, advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

RIC 60, RSC 242, Van Meter 26/11    Jan de Veen Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm), Struck 107-111 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Trajan, his laureate head right

Rev: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC Pax standing left, leaning on column and holding an olive branch

RIC 126, RSC 83, Van Meter 14/5    Kevin Ingleston Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.11gr), Struck 107-111 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Trajan, his laureate head right

Rev: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC Pax standing left, leaning on column and holding an olive branch

RIC 126, RSC 83, Van Meter 14/5    Glenn Aitelli Collection


Silver Denarius (19.4mm, 3.14gr), Struck 107-111 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Trajan, his laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC Trophy with one round and two hexagonal shields. At base; sword, javelines, and shields

RIC 147b, RSC 100, Sear 3132  Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (18.0mm, 2.60gr), Struck 105 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Trajan, his laurate head right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Spes standing left, holding flower, lifting dress

RIC 191, RSC 457, Sear 3164    Andrew Thall Collection


Silver Denarius (19.4mm, 3.09gr), Struck 106 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAINO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Trajan, his laureate bust right, draped left shoulder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Dacia seated right in mournful attitude, on shield. Curved sword below.

RIC 218, RSC 529a, Sear 3168 var     Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (19.9mm, 3.21gr), Struck 113 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP Trajan, his laureate bust right, draped left shoulder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Abundantia standing left holding corn ears and cornucopia, small child standing left at feet.
ALIM ITAL in exe.

RIC 243, RSC 9, Sear 3117    Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm), Struck 113 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP Trajan, his laureate head right

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Arabia standing left, holding branch and bunch of cinnamon sticks, with a camel half-visible behind her
ARAB ADQ in exe.

RIC 244, RSC 26, Sear 3118  Harry Stewart Collection


Silver Denarius (18.7mm, 2.87gr), Struck 113 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Trajan, his laureate bust right, draped left shoulder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Three military standards.

RIC 294, BMC 461, Sear 3170    Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (19.4mm, 3.14gr), Struck 117 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC Trajan, his laureate, draped bust right

Rev: PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI P P SPQR Radiate and draped bust of Sol right

RIC 326, RSC 188, Sear 3140    Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (18.9mm, 2.99gr), Struck 116 A.D.in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Trajan, his laureate and draped bust right.

Rev: P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR Mars walking left holding spear and carrying trophy over shoulder

RIC 337, RSC 270     Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (19mm, 3.46gr), Struck 116 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Trajan, his laureate and draped bust right.

Rev: P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR Mars walking left holding spear and carrying trophy over shoulder

RIC 337, RSC 270     Glenn Aitelli Collection



Silver Denarius (19mm, 3.13gr), Struck 116 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC. Trajan, his laureate bust right with aegis on left shoulder.

Rev: P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR. Mars walking right holding spear and carrying trophy over shoulder.

RIC 339, RSC 270a, Van Meter 28/3   Mark Lehman Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm), Struck 117 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO Trajan, his laureate and draped bust right

Rev: PM TR P COS VI PP SPQR Providentia standing left, leaning on column and holding a scepter, shield at her feet
PRO VID in field.

RIC 364, RSC 315, Van Meter 30a     Harry Stewart Collection


The Sestertii


Orichalcum Sestertius (33mm, 24.07gr), Struck 107 A.D in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P. Trajan, his laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder.

Rev:SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S - C. Ceres standing left holding corn-ears and long torch, modius at feet

RIC 479, Sear 3228 var, Cohen 369     Mark Lehman Collection


Orichalcum Sestertius (35mm, 26gr), Struck 116 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP Trajan, his laureate and draped bust right.

Rev: FORT RED SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

RIC 652     Bob Brinsfield Collection

 


Orichalcum Sestertius (33mm, 26.36gr), Struck 116 A.D in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P. Trajan, his laureate and draped bust right.

Rev: SENATVS POPVLESQVE ROMANI S - C. Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

RIC 671, Sear 3192 var, Cohen 351     Mark Lehman Collection


The Dupondii

Orichalcum Dupondius (28mm, 14.90gr), Struck 107 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P. Trajan, his radiate head right, aegis on left shoulder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S - C. Trophy with round and hexagonal shields at base.

RIC 586, Sear 3224, Cohen 573     Mark Lehman Collection


Orichalcum Dupondius (28mm, 11.60gr), Struck 113 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P. Trajan, his radiate and draped bust right.

Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI S - C. Fortuna seated left with rudder and cornucopiae.

RIC 629v, Sear 3217, Cohen 166    Glenn Aitelli Collection



Orichalcum Dupondius (27mm, 13.77gr), Struck 114-117 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP Trajan, his radiate and draped bust right

Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS S C Trajan in military attire advancing right between trophies.

RIC 676, Cohen 356, Sear 3219   Tom Mullally Collection


Orichalcum Dupondius (25mm), Struck 114-117 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP Trajan, his radiate and draped bust right

Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS S C Trajan advancing right, flanked by two trophies

RIC 676, Cohen 356, Van Meter 61    Harry Stewart Collection


The Asses

Copper As (27.5mm, 10.86gr), Struck 100A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Trajan, his laureate head right.

Rev: TR POT COS III P P S C Victory walking left holding palm and shield inscribed SPQR.

RIC 417, Cohen 628, Sear 3242   Tom Mullally Collection


Copper As (27.5mm, 10.86gr), Struck 101-102 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Trajan, his laureate head right.

Rev: TR POT COS IIII P P S C Victory walking left holding palm and shield inscribed SPQR.

RIC 434, Cohen 640    Kevin Ingleston Collection

 


Copper As (27mm, 9.61gr), Struck 103-111 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP Trajan, his laureate head right

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt.

RIC 519, Cohen 459     Glenn Aitelli Collection


Copper As (32mm), Struck 103-111 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP Trajan, his laureate bust right

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Trajan on horseback spearing enemy, right

RIC 534, Cohen 503, Van Meter 54/10    Harry Stewart Collection


Copper As (28mm, 9.18gr), Struck 103-111 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP. Trajan, his laureate head right, aegis on left shouder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI; in ex: SC. Oval shield; behind it, two spears, shield sword and vexillum.

RIC 584, Cohen 569.     Mark Lehman Colection

The Fractions

Copper quadrans (16.1mm, 3.07gr), Struck 98-117 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG Trajan, his laureate head right, draped left shoulder.

Rev: She wolf right. S C in exergue

RIC 692, Sear 3246 var, BMC 1060    Tom Mullally Collection


Copper quadrans (13mm, 3.07gr), Struck 107 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG Trajan, his laureate head right, draped left shoulder.

Rev: She wolf left. S C in exergue

RIC 694, Cohen 340, BMC 1061    Harry Stewart Collection


Copper Quadrans (14mm, 2.6gr), Struck 98-117 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM Diademed and bearded bust of Hercules right, lion skin around neck

Rev: S C Boar standing right

RIC 702, Van Meter 78       Chris Storck Collection