TRAJAN BRONZE DRACHM FROM ALEXANDRIA – EX STAFFIERI, EX DATARI, VERY RARE AND EXTENSIVELY PUBLISHED PIECE – VF ROMAN PROVINCIAL COIN (Inv. 13356)
ROMAN EMPIRE. TRAJAN, AD 96-117, PROVINCIAL ISSUE OF ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT.
Bronze drachm, 25.81 g, 37 mm, 12h, dated to Regnal Year 11 (AD 107/108)
Obv. AVT TPAIAN C ЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev. Nike standing left, holding palm frond with her left hand, crowning trophy with a wreath in her right hand; trophy flanked by shields and spears; L IA (date) in exergue.
Köln 475; Dattari (Savio) 7095 (this coin); K&G 27.102; RPC III 4229.1/6 (this coin); Emmett 543.11 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 53 (this coin).
Ex Giovanni Maria Staffieri, purchased from Renzo Canavesi, Sagno, 1996. Previously in the Renzo Canavesi Collection (Sagno); Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 7095.
Good VF, dark chocolate brown patina with green highlights. An exceptionally rare emission, published in all the major references.