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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Trajan Conquering Dacia

A work made of bronze.
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Date:

104-107

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The Emperor Trajan devoted his energy to military campaigns to enlarge the empire. On this coin, the emperor Trajan, mounted and with a spear, overcomes the helpless enemy who represents the people of Dacia in eastern Europe.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Trajan Conquering Dacia

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

104 CE–107 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TRP (COS V P P) Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C

Dimensions

Diam. 3.4 cm; 24.75 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1322

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