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130346
130, Lot: 346. Estimate $300.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 23.56 g). Struck 116 AD. Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Trajan, in military uniform, seated left on camp bench set on daïs, extending hand to three barbarian kings standing right before him, the foremost of whom extends his hands to Trajan; two military figures, one holding baton and sceptre, standing left behind Trajan. RIC II 666; BMCRE 1043; Cohen 325. Fine, red and brown patina, spots of porosity on obverse, scratch across reverse.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

Parthian interference in Armenia prompted Trajan to declare war against Osroes I in 114 AD. He quickly re-established Roman control of Armenia and, turning south, forced the submission of Osrhoene, and in 116