Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.) bronze dupondius, struck in Rome in 107-110 A.D.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, radiate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C, arched bridge, consisting of two stories, with arch surmounted by quadriga at either end, spanning river; boat sailing below.
RIC II, 570; C. 544.
Near Very Fine
There has been much dispute over the identification of this bridge in the past but it seems likely that the traditional description as the Danuvian bridge constructed by Trajan's famous architecht Apollodoros of Damascus in 104 AD is correct.
For a better impression, please see the photos.
- Roman Empire
- Year/Period and Variation
- - Trajan (98-117 A.D.) Rome 107-110 - S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C, arched bridge, boat sailing.
- Precious metals
- Near Very Fine