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194447. Sold For $6500

TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 25.54 gm). Struck circa 104-107 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, laureate head right, aegis at point of bust / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC, Triumphal arch of Trajan, consisting of a massive base, with gateposts and gateway under central arch, with elaborate superstructures. On the sides of the base, bas-reliefs from top to bottom on each side; panels either side of pediment. The pediment contains Jupiter and the panels each contain a quadriga racing inwards. The frieze on the roof is inscribed IOM, atop of which, is a six-horse chariot escorted front by two Victories; to either side trophies. RIC II 572; BMCRE 843; Cohen 547. Good VF, brown patina. A masterful architectural rendition. Very rare in this condition.