Trajan Tetradrachm from Antioch

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  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    The postie delivered this to me today, a tetradrachm of Trajan I bought more than a month ago on Vcoins. A Roman tetradrachm with the eagle reverse was on my bucket list, and it's a bonus that the coin depicts Trajan, the Optimus Princeps. I really like the bust of Trajan that I made it into my avatar!
    It is chunky at 14.6g, with 23 mm.
    Post any tetradrachms of Trajan!
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  3. Mat

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    Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
    SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch.
    AR Tetradrachm
    O: AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate bust right
    R: ΔHMAΡX EX IΣ YΠAT Σ, Eagle standing facing on club, wings spread, head left, palm branch right. Struck 110 -111 A.D.
    McAlee 439; Prieur 1504 (Tyre).

    Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
    Phoenicia, Tyre
    AR Tetradrachm
    Dated COS 5, year 15 (111 AD)
    O: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓEPM ∆AK, Laureate head right set on eagle standing right; club to left.
    R: ∆HMAPX - EΞ IE YΠAT E, laureate bust of Melqart draped in lion-skin.
    Tyre Mint
    Prieur 1515; BMC Phoenicia pg. 301, 15
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  5. Andres2

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  6. Shea19

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    Very nice pickup! Antioch tets are a lot of fun to collect, very nice-sized coins at a good value with some great portraits…I have many of them, but do not have a Trajan yet. I can share this Trajan tetradrachm from Alexandria.


    Trajan, Alexandria, BI Tetradrachm (24.4mm., 12.72g). 116-117 AD, Radiate bust r., with aegis, in front, star./ Rev. Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia;in l. field, LK. RPC 4916.
  7. DonnaML

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    A very attractive coin!

    Since I just posted my Trajan tetradrachm with Tyche on the reverse in the Tyche of Antioch thread, I'll post this one here instead:

    Trajan AR Tetradrachm, 100 AD, Phoenicia, Tyre. Obv. Laureate head of Trajan right; behind, ear of grain in left field; to right, club in right field; below, eagle with folded wings standing right, ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙϹ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ / Rev. Laureate bust of Melqart (as Herakles) right, lion’s skin tied at neck, ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ [= COS III]. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. II (2015); RPC Online at; Prieur 1482 [Prieur, Michel and Karin, Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms (London, 2000)]; McAlee 452 [McAlee, Richard, The Coins of Roman Antioch (2007)]. 27 mm., 14.25 g.

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  8. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Donna, you always have such great coins…….
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  9. iameatingjam

    iameatingjam Well-Known Member

    I have one of those,

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    also recently ordered a tridrachm of trajan... I'm kind of having some buyers regret, impulse purchase I guess you could say. Hope I change my mind when its in hand. Sometimes you just don't know until you see it in RL.

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  10. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    That tridrachm looks really good, and a scarcer denomination as well, for me any buyers regret would be overpaying!
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  11. Al Kowsky

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    I bought the Tet pictured below a long time ago at a bargain price because of the graffito on the obverse. It sold at auction 5 years ago for $480.00. I wonder what it would fetch at auction today o_O?

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  12. Roman Collector

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    That's a wonderful addition to your growing numophylacium, @JayAg47! Gotta love 'em chunky-style!!
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  13. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    That's a new word, correct me if i'm wrong but it sent me down a rabbit hole, I guess it means treasure?
  14. Roman Collector

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    Sort of. It's what renaissance and early modern numismatists -- writing in Latin -- called a coin cabinet.

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