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Denarius of Trajan

Silver denarius, 18mm, 3.00gm, issued c. AD 110. Rome mint.

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP, Laureate, drapery on far shoulder bust facing right.

Rev: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of canes, camel at feet.

References: see Sear 3118, RIC 142, RSC 89.

Dark toning.

In AD 106 the last king of Nabataea, Rabbel II, died and Trajan ordered his kingdom to be converted into a province.

1811NBL4756a   |   Nearly Very Fine   |   AUD 120   |   currently unavailable