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As Trajan - Dacian shields


TRAJAN. AE As. Rome, circa 104 AD Obv. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP Laureated head right Rev. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Dacian war weapons: ornate oval shield behind which is one hexagonal shield (Germanic shape), a falx (Dacian heavy sword) two spears and a vexillum. Cohen 569 (5 F) 'the Senate and Roman people to the best prince' Nice representation of weapons used in the Dacian wars. See Trajan column basis ornaments for comparison: [IMG]http://roma.resvrges.free.fr/img/62.gif[/IMG] Natural copper patina with thin khaki green layer (almost 'Tiber' patina). Rare. London coin fair, ex. Vosper, 4 Nov. 2000

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