Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Trajan / Kneeling Parthia

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Trajan / Kneeling Parthia

Code: 11583

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This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome in 114 - 117 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right

Reverse: REX PARTHIS DATVS S C, Trajan, bare-headed, in military dress, seated left on a platform on right with prefect, presenting King Parthamaspates, standing left, to Parthia, kneeling in front of him.

This coin depicts the kingdom of Parthia under Roman subjection, following its defeat by Trajan near the end of his reign. A nice coin with a good hoard patina.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 98 - 117 AD (minted in Rome between 114 - 117 AD)

SIZE: 32mm diameter

WEIGHT:  22.65 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC II, 667; C. 328; BMC 1045. Kamp.: 27.94

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany