Coin - Sestertius, Emperor Trajan, Ancient Roman Empire, 112-114 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22755

Orichalcum sestertius of the Emperor Trajan struck in the period 112 to 114 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Trajan was Consul for the sixth time (COS VI on this coin- worn) in 112 AD. The word OPTIMO (not found on this coin) was added to the obverse legend in 114 AD. This makes the period within which this coin was produced 112 to 114 AD.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 23.197 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Empire
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 112-114 AD
Denomination: Sestertius
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of Trajan facing right wearing aegis; around, [IMP CAES NERVAE] TRAIANO AVG GER DAC [P M TR P COS VI P P]
Reverse Description: Fortuna seated facing left holding rudder and cradling a cornucopiae; in exergue, S C; around, [FORTVNA]E REDVCI
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Orichalcum
Issued By: Emperor Marcus Trajan - Ancient Roman Empire, Ancient Roman Empire
Deity Depicted: Fortuna (Ancient Goddess), Ancient Roman Empire
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Empire
References: RIC.627
  1. [Book], Edward Sydenham, Harold Mattingly - British Museum Coins and Medals, The Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1972, 288 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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