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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Trajan| > SH68482
Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.
Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people. By the Code De Naviculariis, the mariners appointed to carry grain from Egypt could be executed if they did not keep the proper course; and if they did not sail in the proper season, the master of the vessel would be banished.
SH68482. Orichalcum sestertius, Woytek 323bD, Banti 118, RIC II 492, BMCRE III 782, Cohen II 469, SRCV II 3195 var. (no drapery), Choice VF, Rome mint, weight 27.718g, maximum diameter 32.8mm, die axis 135o, 108 - 110 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder; reverse S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, grain in right hand, scepter in left hand, modius filled with stalks of grain at feet on left, ship's stern decorated with garland right, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; SOLD

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