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FORVM Trajan Decius Big AE31 Sestertius Dacia Holding Draco Standard, est $95
Item Number : 72726
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$0.99
Current Bid$30.00   # of Bids6  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
Time Left 0d 5h 49m 44s  Mail This Auction to a Friend
Started11/13/2019 11:27:18 AM EST   
Ends12/12/2019 8:00:00 PM EST   
Item Owner (Ratings)FORVM AUCTIONS (1621)       
High Bidder (Ratings)Santiago C2 (1)  
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Description
Trajan Decius, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D.

RB91613. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 112b; Cohen V 18, SRCV III 9399, Hunter III 32 var. (bust), TOOLED, mostly just smoothing but also some tooling, Rome mint, 19.104 grams, 30.6 mm, die axis 0o, 249 - 251 A.D.; obverse IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse DACIA, Dacia standing facing, head left, wearing robe reaching feet, vertical staff topped with the head of Draco in right hand, S - C (senatus consulto) across field; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection;
TOOLED, AS IS, NO RETURNS;estimated value: $95.00

The Dacian Draco was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan`s Column in Rome, Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues. The hollow dragon`s head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. In use, the draco was held up into the wind, or above the head of a horseman, where it filled with air and gave the impression it was alive while making a shrill sound as the wind passed through its strips of material.Draco




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