Trajan As

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  1. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    I haven't had much time to post here lately but I thought I'd show off this beauty which arrived today. The coin has a nice chocolate patina that is quite a bit darker in hand but I think I got good details from the photo.
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    Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ As (28mm., 10,73g). Rome mint. Struck AD 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, Laureate head right /TR POT COS IIII P P, Victory advancing left, holding shield inscribed SP/QR and palm. RIC II 434

    I also won my first ancient gold along with this coin which I'll post when I figure out the best way to photograph it. Please feel free to post your Trajan coins or your favourite as.
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nice looking coin @Ajax. Good detail
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  5. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    very nice indeed
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  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats Ajax.
    Here's mine:
    Trajanus Victory.jpg
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  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    The reverse is fairly common for that time period, but I don't often see one in as nice a condition as yours. Love the obverse portrait. Congratulations on your new acquisition.
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The photo is sharp and clear. It takes longer to apologize for it being too light than to make it darker. I don't have it in hand to know when to stop but part of making photo is to realize that postprocessing is not a sin when used to correct camera errors.
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice coin @Ajax . Nice detail!

    I captured this one as it spells out SPQR... not too many Roman coins have that.

    RI AE As Trajan CE 98-117 26mm 11.0g Rome Laureate Draped - SENATVS POPVLVS QVE ROMANVS Victory R wreath palm S-C RIC 675
  12. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Great coins everyone, thanks for sharing.
    Doug you got it pretty spot on. I think I'll use this one from now on. Thanks man!
  13. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Ajax. Chocolate patina ? Sounds tasty !!!
  14. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Very tasty!
  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice one, Ajax. I always think it's a neat bonus when you can see the SPQR on the shield.

    I don't have a Trajan with this reverse, but here's a Domitian.

  16. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin Ajax, love the surfaces.
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  17. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    :hungry:. Indeed it is!
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