Trajan, AD 98 to 117. Silver drachm from Bostra. 5 legged camel.

Ancient Coins - Trajan, AD 98 to 117. Silver drachm from Bostra.  5 legged camel.
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Bostra was a city in Arabia Petraea.   This type was formerly attributed to Cappadocia, but that is no longer accepted.  The reverse of this coin has a faint but clear 5th leg on the camel, which seems to be an engravers error that the engraver attempted to erase but traces remained.

Denomination : Silver drachm.

Mint : This coin was issued for Bostra in Arabia, but it is uncertain if it was minted there, or at Rome.  The portrait style is Rome mint style, suggesting the dies may have been cut at Rome, but it is not known of the coins were struck at Rome and shipped to Bostra, or the die were shipped so the coins could be struck at Bostra, or if the celator travelled to Bostra (unlikely, but not impossible).

Date : AD 112 to 117 (Cos VI).

Size : 17.7 x 18.7 mm.  Weight : 3.43 grams.

Reference : SNG-ANS-1158

Grade : VF.

Obverse : Head of Trajan right, with AUTOKR KAIC NER TRAIANW ARICTW CEB GERM DAK around.

Reverse : Camel walking left, with DHMARC EX UPATO V around. The V is a Greek letter "dogma" indicating the 6th consulship.

Price SKU: vcoin3491
US$ 125.00
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Rates for: 10/19/18

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