Monday, October 15, 2012

Ancient Roman Coin: Trajan's Column



  • Trajan, Rome
  • Roman Imperial
  • Denarius
  • Circa 114 AD
  • Obv: Trajan, Laureate, draped bust right. 
    • IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
    • To the Imperator Caesar Nerva Trajan Best Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
  • Rev: Trajan's Column: statue of Trajan on column on rectangular base ornamented by bas-reliefs, two eagles at base of column
    • PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR
    • Pontifex Maximuns Tribunician Power (potestas) Consul VI (in the year of his sixth consulship)  Pater Patriae (Father of the Country) Senate and People of Rome
  • Ref: Roman Silver Coins 284, Roman Imperial Coinage 356
  • Yes, thee Trajan's Column, still visible today in Rome. Pics below from my sojourn to Rome some years back. Nice coin, like a photograph of the original. The statue that surmounts it today is St. Peter. There is a spiral staircase that winds its way through the interior of the column to the top. The spiral frieze is famous for the information it provides on how the Roman Legions functioned on campaign. 







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