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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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

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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