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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Trajan| > RP12661
Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Bostra, Arabia
Bostra was the northern Nabataean capital, until Trajan annexed the kingdom. It was then capital of Provincia Arabia, where the Third Legio Cyrenaica was garrisoned. The emperor Philip was born in Bostra and designated it a metropolis.
RP12661. Silver drachm, SNG Cop 204, BMCRE III 61, Sydenham 182, SNG ANS 1155 - 1157, gVF, Bostra (Bosra, Syria) mint, weight 3.302g, maximum diameter 18.6mm, die axis 180o, c. 112 - 114 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIAN CEB ΓEPM ∆AK, laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠA T E (holder of Tribunitian power, consul for the 5th time), Arabia stands facing, head left, holding branch and cinnamon, camel left behind; SOLD

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