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Forum Traiani

859421. Sold For $6750

Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.13 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 112-115. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Arcus Traiani (triumphal entrance) of the Forum Traiani: hexastyle building façade, surmounted by statue of facing chariot drawn by six horses with three figures to left and right; four statues within arches below; FORVM TRAIAN[A] in exergue. RIC II 255 var. (bust not draped or cuirassed); Calicó 1030. Near VF, a few marks. Rare.

Built with the spoils from the conquest of Dacia, the Forum Traiani was opened in AD 112.