Trajanus & his father

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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Picked this denarius up from the last Zeus auction

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    (not mine coin)
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    Show your Trajan denarii or Aurii
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Andres2.....Great looking coin and high on my want list....The Denarius that is!
    Probably due to the respect shown to his adoptive father Nerva, he didn't honour his true father until 20 years into his own reign.
    Trajan AR Denarius 98-117AD 20mm/2.66gr (Minted 103-111AD)
    Obverse-IMPTRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
    Reverse-COS VPPS PQR OPTIMO PRINC Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae....RIC II# 118

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  4. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    I've read about the type and am very envious!:wideyed:
    Love that such a tough militaristic emperor was such a family guy. Also had coins of his wife, sister and niece.
    I recently won a coin of him and his wife that I stole:shame: at auction:

    My fav denarius is his:
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  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    It strikes me as a special type well worth having.

    My first Trajan has a portrait that reminds me of Nerva.

    Other than the two above, I am fond of the VIA TRAIANA type honoring the road built to take more miles than the Appian Way but that cut time off the trip due to it being flatter.
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  6. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Nice! I picked up this one from Cody on ebay a few years back

    Trajan denarius divvs traian pater.jpg

    Portrait coins of Divus Trajan Pater are nigh impossible to find - IIRC, limited to the extremely rare aureii, and a single provincial. I added one of the provincials to my watch list from a Savoca auction a couple years back, but either forgot to bid or missed it when it was live - didn't win it either way. I will never be able to afford the aureii!

    My favorites of Trajan

    Captive Dacian
    Trajan AR Denarius mourning Dacian.jpg

    Trajan's column!
    Trajan AR Denarius Trajans column.jpg

    Common as dirt Victory seated, but I really liked the portrait
    Trajan AR Denarius victory seated.jpg

    Arabia Acquired - celebrating the peaceful annexation of Nabataea - and one of my all-time favorite Imperial portraits
    Trajan Arabia denarius.jpg
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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    My first Trajan was this Mars type:

    Trajan PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR Mars Denarius.jpg
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  8. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    I would love a coin depicting Trajan's father!

    Some of my favorite Trajans:

    Dacian captive in mourning:

    Trajan-Dacian in mourning jpg version.jpg

    And four Provincials:

    Camel (Arabia Bostra, prob. minted in Rome):

    Trajan camel drachm, Roma Numismatics, May 21, 2013, Lot 767.jpg

    Melqart (Phoenicia, Tyre):

    version 1 Trajan-Melqart Tyre, Phoenicia 100 AD jpg version.jpg

    Tyche with river god Orontes (Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch):

    Trajan-Tyche, Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch, tetradrachm, jpg version.jpg

    Elephant quadriga (Roman Egypt, Alexandria):

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  9. Alegandron

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

    Very cool coin, @Andres2 ! I was not aware Trajan honored his natural Father on a coin. Nice find.

    Roman Provincial
    AE Dichalkon
    Laureate hd L
    Rhinoceros walking L LI-Z yr 17
    CE 113-114
    12.9mm 1.25g
    Emmet 719 var. rhino right
    Ex: SteveX6 collection
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  10. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Lots of interesting types for Trajan.
    Perhaps this one doesn't have anything outstanding but I liked the portrait, I had no Aequitas reverses and I find this a nice coin overall.
    IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, bust Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right / COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Aequitas, draped, seated left on chair without back, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left
    RIC II Trajan 119, RSC 86
  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for showing all these nice Trajan coins, although most sellers claim the Divus Pater Traijan is rare, I paid $60 for mine.

    Heres my favourite Trajan:

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    and an interesting provincial imho, same as Donna's coin:

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  12. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    The ones from Tyre are very interesting, I think I will look for one.
    My favorite Trajan coin is this one, especially since after losing one I had no hopes to find another soon... especially in the same auction!

    I can't say I dislike this provincial from Thyateira
    Obverse ΑΥ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΝ, laureate head of Trajan, r. Reverse ΘΥΑΤΕΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, head l., holding rudder in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
  13. Limes

    Limes Well-Known Member

    That's a great catch @Andres2! There are many interesting coins struck by Trajan, and I hope to add many of those to my collection one day. Here are my denarii of Trajan (no aureus obviously...) I've collected so far.


  14. eparch

    eparch Well-Known Member

    Trajan's father, and a few other favorite denarii

    Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder,
    rev. DIVVVS PATER TRAIAN, Trajan's father seated left on curule chair, holding patera and sceptre
    (RSC 140; RIC 252)

    laureate 'heroic' bust left, with slight drapery,
    Rev. Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; camel at feet
    (RSC 89c; RIC 142 var.)


    IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, drapery over far shoulder / COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Dacian seated right on pile of arms, with hands bound behind his back; DAC CAP in exergue.
    RIC 96; BMCRE 385; RSC 118.


    laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front, baldric over chest
    rev. Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia, fort red in exergue
    (RSC 154C var (bust); RIC-; MIR 526y+ (1 Example),
    extremely rare variety, only second example known


    IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate 'heroic' bust right, wearing aegis, with bare chest showing / PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

    RIC 333; BMCRE 629; RSC 192.

  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    What a wonderful coin! I never knew that Trajan honored his actual dad. What a guy!
    Nerva AE Dupondius RIC 84.JPG
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