Marcus Ulpius Traianus

Roman Coins of Trajan

Marcus Ulpius Traianus (his name as emperor was Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus) was born in 53 AD in Italica, a city in the Roman province of Hispania Baetica .

He became Roman Emperor from 98 to until his dead in 117. He gained the reputation of being the second of the five good Roman emperors.

He was a successful soldier-emperor and under his rule there was one of the greatest military expansion in Roman history. He conquered Dacia, which greatly enriched the empire because of its many valuable gold mines.

Trajan is well-known for building the public buildings that transformed Rome and can still be admired today, such as the Forum, the Markets and Trajan’s Column.

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Roman Empire AE Sestertius (115) TRAJANUS (TRAJAN), 98-117

5,540.00 US$

Weight 28,98 gr. | Diameter Ø 33mm.
Catalog: Conservatori Patris Patriae | Cohen 49 | RIC 643 | BMC page 217 R
obv. Draped and laureate bust of Trajanus right, surrounded by the legend IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
rev. Naked jupiter standing left, holding scepter and a thunderbolt over the head of a small figure of Trajanus, who is standing left in toga with laurelbranch and scepter, surrounded by the legend

The usual legend applical to Jupiter is IOVI CONSERVATORI (Devine Providence). Not in this case. On this coin we see Jupiter standing to the left, a large cloak pendent from his shoulders his right hand extended holds one side of the cloak spread out as a protection to the emperor, who is robed and stands on the right side of Jupiter, and holds up his right hand as if addressing some persons, or in token of thanks for protection afforded. Jupiter is frequently introduced on coins of the emperors, but only on the coins of this emperor in this peculiar character of conservator or preserver of the father of his country Conservatori Patris Patriae.
Highly interesting and rare coin with an exception fine-detailled portrait of Trajanus. Very rare this nice.

Aureus 113-114 Trajan, Rome, Very rare

19,000.00 US$

Weight: 7.21 g – Diameter: 20.00 mm
Catalog: RIC:275
Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan right, seen from behind
Rev: Genius (or Bonus Eventus) standing facing, nude, head left, patera in right hand, grain ears in left,IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P,S•P•Q•R•OPTIMO PRINCIPI

ROMAN IMPERIAL AV-UFWB – Trajan – Gold Aureus

6,900.00 US$

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO. Laureate bust to right, aegis on shoulder.
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R. Trophy with two Parthian captives seated at base – bow in bow-case. PARTHIA CAPTA.
Historically important reverse type, exhibiting a bold heroic bust, nice gold. See:-
Date: 116 AD
Diameter: 20 mm – Weight: 7.11g
Catalogue ref: RIC II 325 var., bust. Calicó 1037.

ANCIENT ROME 98-117 AD Trajan Gold Aureus

5,950.00 US$

Weight: 7.3 grams – Diameter: 19 mm
Catalog: RIC 318, Calicó 1026.
Struck 114-116. Rome mint
Obverse: IMP.CAES.NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of the Emperor Trajan facing right
Reverse: PM TR P COS.VI PP.S.P.Q.R, FORT RED in ex, Fortuna seated left, holding tiller and cornucopia.
Very fine with a good portrait and a lustrous deep golden tone.

Ancient Roman 101-2 AD Trajan. Aureus

5,510.00 US$

Weight: 7.48 g
Catalog: BM-81, RIC-50, C-232 (40 Fr.), Calicó-1053.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRA – IAN AVG GERM Bust laureate r., aegis with Medusa head on front shoulder and behind neck.
Rev: P M TR P – COS IIII P P Statue of Hercules standing facing on base, with lionskin over head and falling from l. arm, holding club downwards in r. hand.. Near Mint State

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