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Plotina, Wife of Trajan, Augusta 105 - 129 A.D.

Plotina was the wife of Trajan, married to him before his succession. She was renowned for her virtue and simplicity. In 100 Trajan awarded her with title of Augusta, but she did not accept the title until 105. Plotina did not appear on the coinage until 112. She was largely responsible for Hadrian's succession to the throne after the death of Trajan. Plotina died in 129 A.D.

Plotina, Wife of Trajan, Augusta 105 - 129 A.D.

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Plotina, the wife of Trajan, was married to him before his succession. She was renowned for her virtue and simplicity. In 100, Trajan awarded her with title Augusta, but she did not accept the title until 105. Plotina did not appear on the coinage until 112. She was largely responsible for Hadrian's succession to the throne after Trajan's death. Plotina died in 129 A.D.
RB04791. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC II Trajan 740 (R3), Cohen II 12, BMCRE III Trajan 1080, Woytek 7111, Strack 441, BnF IV 730, Banti 1, SRCV II 1060, aF, weight 21.59 g, maximum diameter 34.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 112 - Aug 117 A.D.; obverse PLOTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI, draped bust right; reverse FIDES AVGVST, Fides standing right, two stalks of grain at side in right hand, raising basket of fruit in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; rare; SOLD







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