This issue celebrates the apex of the rule of the OPTIMUS PRINCEPS, his comprehensive political settlement in the East, resulting from the success of the military campaign of AD 115, i.e. the annexion of Armenia, the invasion of Mesopotamia, and the conquest of Parthia, affecting territory as far north as the Caucasus.According to the Dictionary of Roman Coins, “The subject of this coin, analogous with that of the first brass REX PARTHIS DATVS, is alike glorious to the Roman name and to Trajan himself: for that this illustrious prince, when he was in the cast, gave kings not only to the Parthians but also to other nations; that he received some foreign states into alliance; confirmed treaties with others; and settled differences existing between people and people, are facts vouched for by Dion, by Eutrpius, and other writers.”
Laureate and draped bust right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P
Trajan, in military uniform, seated left on camp bench set on daïs, extending hand to three barbarian kings standing right before him, the foremost of whom extends his hands to Trajan; two military figures, one holding baton and sceptre, standing left behind Trajan
REGNA ADSIGNATA, S C in exergue
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