Trajan With She-Wolf

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  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I think this is the correct attribute. Comments and corrections are always welcome. 200709184156941.jpg 200709184207773.jpg

    Trajan. 98-117 AD. AE, Bronze Quadrans. She-wolf.

    Trajan. 98-117 AD. Æ Quadrans (2.97 gm). IMP CAES NERVA
    TRAIAN AVG, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
    / S C in exergue, she-wolf crouching left. RIC II 694;
    BMCRE 1061; Cohen 340.
    RIC II 694; BMCRE 1061; Cohen 340.
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Trajan 3.jpg
    TRAJAN
    AE Quadrans
    OBVERSE: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
    REVERSE: She-wolf crouching left, SC in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 98-117 AD 2.6g, 16mm
    RIC 694, Cohen 340, BMC 1061
     
  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    @Bing Would you say they were the same. It is very difficult as worn as mine is. It took several days for me to decide.
     
  5. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Looks more like a donkey to me!
     
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    yes, I would say they are the same.
     
  7. Alegandron

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

    Nice She Wolf, @Inspector43 ... looks great. Looks same as @Bing 's... both are great coins!

    I have a well used one also, but not Traianus'.

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    RR Satrienus 77 BCE AR Denarius Mars She Wolf Sear 319 Craw 388-1
     
  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I like any of them and all of them. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  9. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    ''she-wolf left'' seems that is less common than the ''she-wolf right'' version,
    my example :
    trj-sw.jpg
     
  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I like these quadrantes. Here's one with a right-facing she-wolf:

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    Trajan, AD 98-117.
    Roman Æ quadrans, 3.68 g, 16.4 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 98-117.
    Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG, laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
    Rev: She-wolf walking right; SC in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 692; BMCRE 1060; Cohen 338; RCV --; Woytek 599b1.
     
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  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    All I can add is a pair demonstrating the metal with and without patina.
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  12. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    I have long pondered the stance of the she-wolf. She seems to be in a cowed stance, pulling back, with her tail curled down. Any views as to what it is meant to convey? It certainly isn't related to the She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus....I would think. But curious.
     
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  13. Alegandron

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

    Never seen a donkey with that many bottles!
     
  14. Alegandron

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

    I always read a dog by its stance and tail. It will determine if you get bit or not.

    In my view, that would be an aggressive and scared stance... you would get bit and more if you do not develop trust.
     
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  15. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I don't have any of those, although I would like to

    A lupa romana of mine

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    Lyon mint, 1st officina, ca. AD 332
    VRBS ROMA, Helmeted Roma left
    Anepigraph, She wolf suckling twins Remus and Romulus, two stars in field, Crescent dot PLG at exergue
    2.86 gr
    Ref : Bastien # 221, RIC # 257

    Note the die clash on the reverse, the remains of ROMA backwards and the rear of Roma's helmet being visible :

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    Q
     
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