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Entrance to Trajan’s Forum

Triton XXII, Lot: 1066. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 6.88 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 112-113. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS • VI • P • P •, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / FORVM TRΛIΛN in exergue, Arcus Traiani (triumphal entrance) of the Forum Traiani: hexastyle building façade; surmounted by statue of facing chariot drawn by six horses between two figures flanking trophy on either side; four statues within arches below. RIC II 255; Beckmann, Early, Group I, 22 (dies a20/F8); Woytek 403f2 (same rev. die as illustration); Strack 207; Calicó 1030 var. (quadriga of horses); BMCRE 510; BN 658; Biaggi 492 var. (same). VF, lightly toned. Rare.