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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 149. Estimate CHF8500. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan. 98-117. Aureus (Gold, 7.35 g 7), Rome, 115. IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right Rev. PROFECTIO AVGVSTI Trajan, in military dress and hold spear, on horse walking to right; before him, soldier walking right, head turned back to left; behind, three soldiers walking right. BMC 512 var. Calicó 986a. Cohen 40 var. Hill 690. RIC 297 var. Very rare. Good very fine.

From the collection of a Gentleman.

Hill suggests that this coin records Trajan’s departure from Antioch for the East in 115.