Coin (Obverse), Dupondius, of Trajan

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Coin (Obverse), Dupondius, of Trajan

This orichalcum coin was minted in Rome for the Roman emperor Trajan sometime between 103 and 111 AD. It is a type of coin known as a dupondius, used in Scotland by the Roman army for dealings within the army.

The obverse has the bust of the emperor Trajan. He is surrounded by an inscription reading 'IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P', which is a long abbreviated list of the emperor's official titles.

The foundation of the Roman imperial coinage system was the silver denarius. Alongside this there was a limited gold series, based on the aureus, and a base metal series based on the sestertius. A dupondius was worth half of a sestertius.

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Online ID: 000-100-078-398-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1932.551
Date: 103 - 111
Minted between 103 and 111 AD
Material: Orichalcum. Inscription: Obv. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P; bust ofTrajan, radiate, r., drapery front and back of left shoulder (d) / Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI; Victory r., setting shield inscribed VIC-DAC on palm; S C
Dimensions: 28.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: RIC 531
Coin, dupondius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Trajan
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Orichalcum dupondius of Trajan, Rome, 103 - 111
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