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As Trajan - Hercules club


TRAJAN. AE As. Rome, circa 104 AD Obv. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP Radiated head right Rev. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC Hercules' Club set on lion's skin on low pedestal. 'the Senate and Roman people to the best prince' Possibly struck prior to games held in honor of Hercules in 108 (Strack). Emmanuel de Vaissiere collection (Paris Drouot 15 February 1995). Emmanuel de Vaissiere (1825-1911) was a sub-prefect of Mauriac at the time of Napoleon III, fond of litterature, history, archeology and numismatics, a typical 19th cent. scholar. He resided in his chateau of Vasse', where he died on 15 February 1911, aged 87.

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