Trajan; 98-117 AD, Cistophoric Tetradrachm

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Trajan. Cistophoric Tetradrachm; Trajan; 98-117 AD, Cistophoric Tetradrachm, probably Rome mint for circulation in Asia, 98 AD, 10.39g. BM-709, C-53 (50 Fr.), RIC-720 (R2). Obv: IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN – AVG GERM P M TR P P P Head laureate r. Rx: COS – II Two-columned temple inscribed DIAN[A] PERG, containing cult image of Diana of Perge, eagle in pediment. Rare earliest obverse legend of Trajan’s reign, beginning IMP NERVA CAES rather than IMP CAES NERVA and wrongly calling Trajan Pater Patriae, a title he refused at his accession and only accepted about a year later.VF/About VF. VF

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Trajan. Cistophoric Tetradrachm; Trajan; 98-117 AD, Cistophoric Tetradrachm, probably Rome mint for circulation in Asia, 98 AD, 10.39g. BM-709, C-53 (50 Fr.), RIC-720 (R2). Obv: IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN – AVG GERM P M TR P P P Head laureate r. Rx: COS – II Two-columned temple inscribed DIAN[A] PERG, containing cult image of Diana of Perge, eagle in pediment. Rare earliest obverse legend of Trajan’s reign, beginning IMP NERVA CAES rather than IMP CAES NERVA and wrongly calling Trajan Pater Patriae, a title he refused at his accession and only accepted about a year later.VF/About VF. VF

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