Imperial Bronze Coins of Trajan

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Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 98-99 CE
27 mm 11.3 grams
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVA. TRAIAN.AVG.GERM.P.M, His laureate head right.
Rx: TR.POT.COS.II P.P, S.C, Pietas standing facing her right hand raised. Lit altar before her.
Ex. WCNC
RIC II 392 Cohen 612/613
Trajan 98-117 CE As Struck 98-99 (10.62 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right.
Rx: TR POT COS II P P, Victory walking left, carrying shield inscribed S P/Q R.
RIC II 402
Trajan 98-117 CE As Struck 98-99 (10.62 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right.
Rx: TR POT COS II P P, Victory walking left, carrying shield inscribed S P/Q R.
RIC II 402
Trajan 98-117 CE AS, 26 mm, (10.00 grams).
Obv: Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right as seen from behind. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM .
Rev: TR POT COS IIII PP , S C, Victory walking right head turned left, holding palm and wreath.

RIC II 436v

not with this bust type

Trajan 98-117 CE As (10.84 g)
Obv: laureate head right.
Rx: AQUA TRAIANA SC, river god reclining left under arched grotto supported by two columns.
Ex. Hannes Mayer
RIC II 463
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 103-111
25mm 10.64 grams
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.V.P.P, bust right.
Rx: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI/S.C., Roma seated left on captured arms, holding Victory in right hand - rod in left.
Ex. Ancient Imports
RIC II 489
Trajan 98-117 CE As, 27 mm. 13.28 g.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AUG. GER. DAC. P.M. TR.P. COS. V. P.P. - laureate head right.
Rev: S.P.Q.R. OPTIMO PRINCIPI S.C. - Abudantia stg. holding corn ears, modius to left, prow to right.
Ex. FLAN; Ex: Hermes
RIC II 498
Trajan 98-117 CE As, 27 mm. 13.28 g.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AUG. GER. DAC. P.M. TR.P. COS. V. P.P. - laureate head right.
Rev: S.P.Q.R. OPTIMO PRINCIPI S.C. - Abudantia stg. left holding cornucopea, with hand on rudder.
RIC II 500 variant without prow behind
Trajan 98-117 CE As, 27 mm. 13.28 g.
Obv: IMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AUG. GER. DAC. P.M. TR.P. COS. V. P.P. - laureate head right.
Rev: S.P.Q.R. OPTIMO PRINCIPI S.C. - Abudantia stg. left holding cornucopea, with hand on rudder.
RIC II 500 variant without prow behind
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 103-111 CE (16.20 grams)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
Rx: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in fields; Pax standing left with branch and cornucopiae, right foot placed on Dacia.
RIC II 503
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 103-111 CE (16.20 grams)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
Rx: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in fields; Pax standing left with branch and cornucopiae, right foot placed on Dacia.
RIC II 503
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 103-111 CE
26 mm, (14.32 grams)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
Rx: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, Salus seated left on ornate throne, feeding serpent coiled around an altar from a patera.
RIC II 515
Trajan 98-117 CE AS (11.30 gm).
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder
Rx: Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, Salus seated left on ornate throne, feeding from patera a serpent coiled around an altar.
RIC II 515
Trajan 98-117 CE AS .
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right.
Rx: Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in fields, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
RIC II 521; BMCRE 938; Cohen 436
Trajan 98-117 CE As (28mm, 10.88 g, 6 h).
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right.
Rx: Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in fields, Victory standing left, crowning trophy and holding palm frond.
ex: CNG eauction 367 lot 480.
RIC II 524 var. (bust); Woytek 258cB
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 103-111 CE
26 mm, 14.32 grams
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.V.P.P, Laureate, draped on left shoulder, bust right.
Rx: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI/S.C., Trajan crowned by victory - both standing.
Ex. H. C. Lindgren
RIC II 549
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 103-111 CE (28mm, 11.78 g)
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.V.P.P, Laureate, bust right drapery on far shoulder.
Rx: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI/S.C., Club set on lionskin on low pedestal.
Ex. Carausius coins
RIC II 581, scarce; BMCRE 944; Cohen 165
Trajan 98-117 CE As (11.33 gm). Struck circa 112-117 AD
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.V.P.P, Laureate and draped bust right
Rx: S.P.Q.R.OPTIMO.PRINCIPI/S.C., Trajan's Column: column set on podium decorated with eagles, and surmounted by statue of Trajan standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
Ex. Tom Vossen
RIC II 600
Trajan 98-117 CE As 11.16 grams
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE. TRAIANO.AVG.GERM.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.VI.P.P His laureate head right.
Rx: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI; ARABADQUIS in exergue; SC, Arabia standing facing left holding cinnamon sticks in left arm, branch in right; Camel at feet.
RIC II 614; Scarce
Trajan 98-117 CE As Struck 112-115 AD (26mm, 9.98 g).
Obv: IMP.CAES.NERVAE. TRAIANO.AVG.GERM.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.VI.P.P His laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rx: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI; VIA TRAIANA in exergue; SC, woman reclining left, head turned to the right, holding wheel on knee and a branch.
CNG Electronic Auction 120, Lot# 139
RIC II 639 (corr.) scarce; BMCRE 1012; Cohen 651
Trajan 98-117 CE As Struck 114-116 (9.14 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate draped bust right.
Rx: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS S-C, Victory advancing right, wreath in extended right hand & palm over left shoulder.
Ex. Frank Robinsion
RIC II 675
Trajan 98-117 CE As struck 98 CE
27 mm 10.44 grams
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right.
Rx: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, SC (in exergue), two trophies.
RIC II 681, Scarce; BMCRE 1055
Trajan 98-117 CE Semis (2.82 g)
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG. - laureate bust right.
Rx: S-C, gaming table with vase and wreath.
RIC II 686, Scarce; BMCRE 1055
Trajan 98-117 CE Quadrans
Obv: Bust of Trajan right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rx: She-wolf right; SC in exergue
RIC II 692
Trajan 98-117 CE Quadrans (2.94 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rx: She-wolf at bay left; SC below.
RIC II 694; BMCRE 1061
UNCERTAIN. Trajan. AD 98-117. Quadrans 15mm, 5.24 g, 1h
Obv: IMP] TRA[IANO], eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, with wings spread.
Rx: DAC AVG, cornucopia.
Lindgren III 1652-3 var. (rev. legend).
Trajan 98-117 CE Quadrans (2.74 g)
Obv: Laureate Bust of Hercules (Trajan?) right wearing lion's skin.
Rx: Club, S & C in fields.
AThis Hercules looks quite similar to Trajan???
RIC II 699, scarce; BMC 1071
Trajan 98-117 CE Quadrans (2.32 g)
Obv: Bust of Hercules right wearing lion's skin.
Rx: Boar walking right.
RIC II 702
Trajan 98-117 CE Quadrans (2.32 g)
Obv: Bust of Hercules right wearing lion's skin.
Rx: Boar walking right.
Another one, but bought at half the price of the one above on a Frank Robinson sale.
RIC II 702
TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Quadrans (4.16 g, 6h). Dardanian mines. Struck 98-102 AD.
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rx: DARDANICI, Woman (Pax?) standing left, holding branch and gathering up drapery.
RIC II 704; BMCRE 1106 note; Cohen 138
Trajan 98 -117 CE Antioch (7.56 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right; AVTOKR KAIS NER TRAJANOS
Rev: S C legend within wreath.
These coins were minted in Rome and then shipped to the mid-east for circulation. Why they were not simply minted in Antioch is still a mystery.
Sear1078
Trajan 98 -117 CE uncia (.98 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right
Rev: S C legend within wreath, within beaded border.
reference - RIC-; Vagi 1266var.


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