Reigned 98ad-117ad

MARCVS VLPIVS TRAIANVS, born near Seville, Spain in 52 to Marcia and Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, pursued a military career and was appointed Governor of Germania Superior by Nerva in 97 shortly before being adopted by him. He became Augustus upon Nerva's death on January 25, 98. Although best known for adding Dacia to the Empire by a series of wars (101-106), he also built many public works and administrated ably. The Empire reached its maximum size in 117 after his Parthian victories (114-117). He died on August 8, 117, was deified, and buried in his monumental column in Rome.(Excerpt from MONETA, from

AR Denarius (18mm 3.39g) Struck 103-111ad

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P Laureate bust right

Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Pax standing left, leaning on column, holding olve branch

RIC 126

RIC 434

AE As (27mm 10.71g) Struck 101-102A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Laureate bust right

Rev: T R POT COS IIII P P S C Victory alighting left, holding palm and sheild inscribed SPQR

RIC II 434

RIC 694

Copper Quadrans (16.6mm 2.7g) Struck 107 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG Laureate bust right

Rev: She wolf standing left. S C in exergue

RIC II 694 Sear 3246



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