Dupondius of Trajan (98-117 AD)


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Obverse head to right, IMP(erator) CAES(ar) NERVAE TRAIANO AVG(ustus) GER(manicus) DAC(ius) P(ontifex) M(aximus) TR(ibunicia) P(otestate) CO(n)S(ulis) V P(ater) P(atriae).

Reverse S(enatus) P(opulus)Q(ue) R(omanus) OPTIMO PRINCIPI, in the section below S(enatus) C(onsultum). Trajan, bareheaded, in military garb, his cloak hovering behind him, rides to the right and thrusts his spear at a dacer falling in front of his horse.

Dupondius, brass, diameter 26 mm, minted in Rome, between 103 and 111 AD

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