Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Trajan Conquering Dacia

A work made of bronze.
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Date:

AD 104/107

Artist:

Roman

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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Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Trajan Conquering Dacia

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

104 AD–107 AD

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

Diam. 3.4 cm; 24.75 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1322

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