constructed the Via Traiana, an extension of the Via Appia from Beneventum to Brundisium, at his own expense in 109 A.D. Strabo wrote that traveling to Beneventum from Brundisium on the Via Traiana was a day shorter than on the old Republican road, Via Appia. While the distance was about the same, the Via Traiana climbs fewer difficult hills.
RS77047. , 652, 998 var. ( , notes with ), 361 var. (slight dr.), 641 var. (obv. leg and slight dr.), VF, , grainy and porous surfaces, 13.195 g, maximum 26.1 mm, Rome mint, 112 - 114 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, right, on far shoulder; SPQR , female personification of the Via Traiana reclining left, wheel on right knee balanced with right hand, branch cradled in left arm, left elbow resting on , VIA TRAIANA over S C in ; an interesting historical !; ; $400.00 (€352.00)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The depicts as a military and probably copies an imperial statue. The may depict a local statue of .GB90406. Bronze AE 20, 978 (same dies), 7179 (R7), 79, 37, 6068, -, -, , -, gF, centered, some , 5.099 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; TPAIANOC, emperor on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear to strike a prostrate foe below; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; ; $200.00 (€176.00)
They look similar, but there is a significant physical difference between angels and . Angels are all male. ( ) is female.SL73455. Silver , 60, 242, 121, 3147, NGC Ch XF, strike 5/5, surface 3/5, deposits (2410838-004), 3.31 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 225o, Rome mint, 101 - 102 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG , laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; P·M·TR·P·COS·IIII·P·P, walking left, wreath in extended right hand, frond in left; $200.00 (€176.00)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The depicts as a military and probably copies an imperial statue. The may depict a local statue of .GB90707. Bronze AE 20, 978 (same dies), 7179 (R7), 79, 37, 6068, -, -, , -, F, 6.620 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; TPAIANOC, emperor on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear to strike a prostrate foe below; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; ; $195.00 (€171.60)
, Commemorative Issued by , 250 - 251 A.D.
RIC notes that the commencement of the divi series of may be attributed with certainty by their to and issue may have continued into the reign of .RS72388. Silver , 85b (R), 666, 9740, -, F, , 4.575 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 45o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, 250 - 251 A.D.; TRAIANO, right, slight drapery on left shoulder; , standing half right, wings open, turned back left; ; $190.00 (€167.20)
In 110 A.D., the of was constructed in Rome by the Syrian architect of .RB73736. , 338a, 519, 459, 403, 543 var. (slight drapery), 810 var. (same), 3200 var. (same), F, nice portrait, green , corrosion, encrustation, 27.445 g, maximum 33.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 109 - 110 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right; , advancing left, raising flower in right hand, raising drapery with left hand, flanking across ; $145.00 (€127.60)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Perinthus,
Perinthos, later called and Marmara Eregli today, is 90 km of Istanbul near a small pointed headland on the of the Marmara Sea. It is said to have been a Samian colony, founded about 599 B.C. It is famous chiefly for its stubborn and successful resistance to of Macedon in 340 B.C.; at that time it seems to have been more important than itself. In 46 A.D., after the death of the Thracian Rhoemetalces III and after an unsuccessful anti-Roman revolt, the Thracian Kingdom was annexed by as the Roman province of . Perinthus was made the capital of Roman .
RB90419. Bronze AE 23, Perinthos 340; RPC III 694 (2 spec.); 68 (R3) var. (obv. ); 960 var. (same); p. 149, 19 var. (same), F, rough green , double struck, light corrosion, cleaning marks, 7.809 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 225o, Perinthus mint, 98 - 102 A.D.; AV K NE TPAIANOIΣ ΣEBA Γ, right; ΠEPIN−ΘIΩN, Tyche-Fortuna standing left, on , holding rudder by tiller in right hand, in left; $140.00 (€123.20)
When this coin was struck around 209 A.D., the Roman Empire had more than 75,000 kilometers (47,000 miles) of roads.
RB77046. ON RESERVE
, 599b; 692 . ( ); 1060 . (same); 338 . (same); BnF 645 var. (same, no drapery); -, VF, , green , 3.008 g, maximum 17.1 mm, Rome mint, c. 109 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG, laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; she-wolf at bay right, S C in ; $135.00 (€118.80)
Roman Empire, Anonymous, to , c. 81 - 161 A.D.
RIC identifies this as common but it appears to be with the dove facing left.
Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by the emperor himself at a similar event.RB63623. Bronze , p. 218, 25, VF, 1.847 g, maximum 14.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 81 - 161 A.D.; diademed and draped of right; dove standing left, S C in ; ; $130.00 (€114.40)
The First Dacian War was fought in 101 and 102 A.D. Two legionary columns marched into the heart of , burning towns and villages. The retaliated with massive assaults, killing many Romans, but not defeating them. In 102, the Roman armies converged for a final assault and defeated the Dacian army at the Battle of Tapae. The war ended with a peace treaty, with harsh terms for the Dacian .RS73677. Silver , 123b, 59, 241a, 106, 132, 32, 51, -, VF, centered, , high-points weakly struck, 3.301 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 101 - 102 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG , laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; P P, standing right on prow ornamented with a snake, extending wreath in right hand, over left shoulder in left hand; $125.00 (€110.00)
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and .
RS77080. Silver , 118, 85, 281, 257, 278b, aVF, centered on a , die wear, 3.199 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 108 - 109 A.D.; IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC , laureate right, slight drapery on far shoulder; P P , standing left, in right hand, in left hand; $125.00 (€110.00)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia
Askalon lies on the of the Mediterranean, ten miles of Gaza and about 40 miles south of Joppa. Herod the Great ruled all of , except Askalon, which remained a free city. Today, a national park at Ashqelon, Israel includes ruins of Canaanite, Greek, Roman, and Crusader walls and buildings. Ascalon's era of autonomy, used to date this coin, began in 104 B.C.BB75616. Bronze AE 22, 105; 138; 151, p. 124, 145; -; -, F, porous, 9.954 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 111 - 112 A.D.; CEBACTOS (or similar), laureate right; ACKAΛO, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, vertical before in right hand, cradled in left arm, in left , dove over EIC (year 215) lower right; ; $120.00 (€105.60)
kneeling before Rome! After his defeat in 101 A.D., complied with Rome for a time, but then incited the tribes to pillage Roman colonies across the Danube. marched into in 105 A.D. After defeating the surrounding mountain fortresses, in 106 A.D. besieged Sarmizegetusa, the Dacian capital. With the aid of a Dacian traitor, the Romans found and destroyed water pipes supplying the city. Running out of water and food the city fell and was burned to the ground. fled but, followed by the Roman cavalry, committed suicide rather than capture. The Romans found Decebalus' treasure, estimated at 165,500 kg of gold and 331,000 kg of silver, in the river of Sargesia.RB73669. Copper as, 252b, 486, 925, 371, 387 var. ( ), 605 var. ( ), 273 var. (same), -, F, perfect centering, glossy dark green , corrosion, some pitting, 10.799 g, maximum 28.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 106 - 107 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right, slight drapery on far shoulder; , standing left, wearing crested helmet and military dress, in right, spear vertical behind in left; small Dacian at her feet on left, kneeling right and raising hand in supplication; flanking across ; ex Richard L. Horst; ; $100.00 (€88.00)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Gabala, Seleucis & Pieria,
This year is unpublished for the types in references held by , but several examples have been sold at auction and are on Coin Archives. The most recent is the references CNG auction in 2011.
The local civic era began in 47 B.C. The Actian Era began in autumn 31 B.C. The dual dates on this coin only overlap for some months in autumn - winter 112 A.D.RP69627. Bronze AE 23, CNG e-auction 261, lot 220; cf. p. 244, 4 - 5 (obv , dated BNP, etc.); -, aF, 6.241 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 0o, Gabala (Jableh, ) mint, c. autumn - winter 112 A.D.; AYT NEP KAI TPAIA CEB ΓEPM, laureate right, wearing ; ΓABAΛEΩN, seated left, on , stalks of grain and poppy in right hand, vertical behind in left, seated left on far side of chair, HNP (year 158 of the civic era) left, ΓMP (year 143 of Actian Era) inner right; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; very date; $85.00 (€74.80)
In 99 A.D., returned to Rome after inspecting the Roman legions along the Rhine and Danube frontiers. In Rome, he received emissaries from the Kushan empire.RB73729. Copper as, 61a, 402, 617, 727, 69, 220, cf. 3242 ( ), VF, corrosion, , 9.964 g, maximum 27.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, autumn 98 - Oct(?) 99 A.D.; TRAIAN AVG P M, laureate right; P P S C, flying left, inscribed S P / Q R in two lines in right hand, frond in left hand; $70.00 (€61.60)
In 113, Trajan's Column near the Colosseum in Rome was completed to commemorate the Emperor's over the in the Second Dacian War. This coin may also commemorate that .RB73630. Bronze as, 475v, 593, 1002, 725, 434, 431, -, -, F, rough, 10.336 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 112 - 114 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate, draped and right, from behind; , advancing right, raising wreath in extended right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder, flanking low across ; $60.00 (€52.80)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Sepphoris, Galilee
Sepphoris, also known as Tzipori, Diocaesaraea, Saffuriya, and in Crusader times as La Sephorie, is a village and an archaeological site located in the central Galilee region of Israel, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) north-northwest of Nazareth. It lies 286 m above sea level and overlooks the Beit Netofa Valley. In late Christian tradition it was believed to be the birthplace of Mary, mother of Jesus. Since Sepphoris was only five miles of Nazareth, Jesus and Joseph may have found in Antipas' rebuilding projects. Sepphoris was built on a and visible for miles. This may be the city that Jesus spoke of when he said, "A city set on a cannot be hidden."JD76623. Bronze AE 23, p. 1, 5; 44; 2; 1088; 3, aF, 7.397 g, maximum 23.1 mm, 0o, Sepphoris (Diocaesarea) mint, 98 - 117 A.D.; TPAIANOΣ AYTOKPATΩP E∆ΩKEN, laureate right; ΣEΠ−ΦΩ/PH−NΩN, eight-branched bearing two bunches of dates; $40.00 (€35.20)
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