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Matidia, niece of Trajan, mother of Sabina
Sestertius (25.51g, 35mm, 6h), Rome mint. Struck AD 113-117.
MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F, draped diademed bust of Matidia facing right.
PIETAS AVGST (around) S C (in ex.), Pietas standing left, placing her hands on the heads of two children.
RIC (Trajan) 761 [R3]; Cohen 11 (350 Fr.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 107:112
ex Ibercoins, Madrid

Matidia was the daughter of Trajan's sister Marciana and thus niece of Trajan, born about AD 68. She assumed the title of Augusta upon the death of her mother in 112. On reverse, Matidia, as Pietas, with her daughters Matidia the younger and Sabina, future wife of Hadrian. After her death in 119, a temple was dedicated to her on the forum of Trajan.
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Legatus  [Feb 25, 2015 at 11:35 PM]
Very nice addition. Love the portrait.
*Alex  [Feb 26, 2015 at 09:34 AM]
I agree, great portrait.
okidoki  [Feb 27, 2015 at 07:48 AM]
very nice congratulations
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