Lot 409. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. Æ sestertius. Rome, A.D. 114-117.
Trajan. A.D. 98-117. Æ sestertius (32 mm, 23.44 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 114-117. [IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OP]TIMO AVG GER D[AC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan right, seen from the front / REX PARTHIS [DATVS], S C in exergue, on right, emperor seated left on curule chair on raised platform presenting Parthamaspates to kneeling Parthian; attendant standing behind emperor. Cf. RIC 667; Woytek 594h. Rare bust type and a historically important reverse. Cleaned brassy surfaces. Fine.
From the Expatriate Collection.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, ""away from,"" and patria, ""one's native country."" The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for nearly fourteen years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.