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Trajan - Sestertius
The reverse legend is REX PARTHIS DATVS (King given to Parthians) : Trajan in military flight-suit seated on a curule chair on top of a platform, his Praetorian Prefect standing behind him, presents the pro-Roman puppet-king Parthamaspates (in Parthian attire) to an allegory of Parthia kneeling in gratitude.

Nice example of Roman propaganda. It is difficult today to figure how Romans could be so naive they would believe it. Notice Trajan's size : if he stood up from his chair, the Praetorian prefect would look like a dwarf.
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