Trajan AR denarius.
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P - laureate and draped bust right
Rvs: CONSERVATORI PATRIS PATRIAE - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left; Trajan standing left below thunderbolt holding a branch and parazonium
The remarkable legend of this reverse type, a dedication to Jupiter as "the preserver of the Father of his Country," may commemorate Trajan's miraculous escape from an earthquake at Antioch in 115, according to Mattingly.
References: RIC II 249
Diameter: ~18x19 mm
Provenance: ex private collection
See the pictures for more details and correct impression
- Jahr / Periode und Variation
- Trajan (AD 98-117) - CONSERVATORI PATRIS PATRIAE (RIC 249)
- SS (sehr schön)