About this artwork
Governing the People
The Good Emperors dedicated themselves to the well-being of the people, but as the back of their coins indicate, each ruler had his own understanding of what made good government.
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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- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Roman
- Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Trajan Conquering Dacia
- Roman Empire
- 104 AD–107 AD
- Diam. 3.4 cm; 24.75 g
- Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze