Coin (reverse), a copper quadrans of Trajan

< 279 of 664 > Back
Postcard of Coin (reverse), a copper quadrans of Trajan.
© National Museums Scotland

Coin (reverse), a copper quadrans of Trajan

This copper coin was minted in Rome for the Roman emperor Trajan sometime between 98 and 117 AD. It is a type of coin known as a quadrans, used in Scotland by the Roman army for dealings within the army.

The reverse, struck off centre, depicts a boar walking towards the right. The letters 'S C' (for Senatus Consulto) are below.

For dealings within the army, and for transactions with foreign merchants, the Romans in Scotland used coins minted elsewhere in the empire. Dealings with natives were based on barter. The quadrans was the lowest value coin, used as small change.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-061-939-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C11497
Date: 98 - 117
Minted between 98 and 117 AD
Material: Copper; both sides slightly off-centre; slight wear. Inscription: Obv. IMP CAES TRAIA [N AVG G] ERM; bust of Hercules right, with lion's skin / Rev. Boar walking right; S C in exergue
Dimensions: 16.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: RIC 702
Coin, quadrans
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Trajan
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Empire
Description: Copper quadrans of Trajan, Rome, AD 98 - 117
Related Records:
< 279 of 664 > Back
Powered by Scran