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Triton XV, Lot: 1524. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 27.83 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 114-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right / REGNA ADSIGNATA, Trajan, bareheaded, in military dress, extending right hand, holding parazonium in left, seated left on sella castrensis set on high platform on right; beside him stand two officers, one behind to his left, the other in front to his right, extending right hand and holding spear in left; before him, on ground, stand three kings right, the foremost of whom extends his right hand toward Trajan; S • C in exergue. RIC II 666 var. (obv. legend); Woytek 550v; Strack -; Banti -; BMCRE -; BN -. Good VF, original green patina, traces of earthen deposits. Extremely rare, Woytek cites only five examples.