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VIA TRAIANA, TRAJAN
AR denarius. 112-114 AD. 3,36 grs. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P / Via Traiana reclining left, left elbow on rock, holding wheel and reed. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI. In exergue VIA TRAIANA.
Minted to commemorate the construction of the Via Traiana from Beneventum to Brindisium. On the left a pic of part of the road,and on the right a miliaria ( milia passuum, "one thousand paces", 4,841 feet ) or milestone.
The stone, besides the titles of the emperor, reports that it was constructed at the emperor's expense ( PECVN SVA FECIT ).

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SPQR Coins  [Jul 24, 2012 at 04:28 PM]
Very cool presentation!
Panatha  [Aug 11, 2012 at 03:25 PM]
Nice! Studying a coin other archaeological material.
*Alex  [Jun 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM]
Great coin and great presentation. ★★★★★
Charles S  [Feb 22, 2015 at 04:21 PM]
I fully agree: great coin and presentatio
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