A ROMAN SILVER DENARIUS OF TRAJAN SET IN 18K GOLD

A ROMAN SILVER DENARIUS OF TRAJAN SET IN 18K GOLD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 788800
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c. 98-117 A.D.

Obverse: Laureate bust of Emperor Trajan facing right, with draped left shoulder.

Reverse : Aequitas seated facing left holding cornucopia & scales

Set in a modern, handmade, 18K gold setting. In fine condition.

Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.

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In Roman mythology, Aequitas, also known as Aecetia, was the minor goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Like Abundantia, she is depicted with a cornucopia, representing wealth from commerce. She is also shown holding a balance scale, representing equity and fairness.

Marcus Ulpius Trajanus (AD 52 - AD 117).

Trajan was an educated but not an especially learned man, who no doubt was a powerful, very masculine figure. He loved hunting, ranging through forests and even climbing mountains. Further he possessed a true sense of dignity and humility which in the eyes of the Romans made him an emperor of true virtue.