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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 184. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF6400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 25.83 g 6), Rome, 105. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Trajan, in armor, on horse galloping to right, hurling spear at fallen Dacian crawling to right. BMC 839. Cohen 508. Hill 216. RIC 543. A lovely clear example with a splendid portrait. Lovely brownish gold Tiber patina. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.

This is a beautiful example of one of Trajan’s issues commemorating his victories in the Dacian wars.