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Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
In 116, Trajan completed his invasion of Parthia by capturing the cities of Seleucia, Babylon, Ctesiphon and Susa. This was the high-water mark of the Roman Empire's eastern expansion.
RX87338. Bronze drachm
, BMC Alexandria
p. 48, 402; Geissen
27.662; SNG Milan
-, Choice VF, well centered, attractive brown patina
, a little flatly struck on highest points, Alexandria
18.113g, maximum diameter
33.8mm, die axis
, 29 Aug 115 - 28 Aug 116 A.D.; obverse
AVT TPAI-AN API CEB Γ-EPM ∆AKIK ΠAP, laureate bust
on far shoulder; reverse
Zeus enthroned left, long scepter
vertical in right hand, thunderbolt at side
in left hand, eagle
at feet standing left looking back, L I-Θ (year 19) across field
; ex CNG, auction 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1508 ($650 plus fees); ex Empire Coins, auction 8 (7 Dec 1987), lot 429; $520.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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