TRAJAN AE radiate 'semis' or 'reduced dupondius'. Struck at Rome, or Commagene/Cyprus/Antioch for use in the East. Full shouldered bust

Ancient Coins - TRAJAN AE radiate 'semis' or 'reduced dupondius'. Struck at Rome, or Commagene/Cyprus/Antioch for use in the East. Full shouldered bust
zoom view
TRAJAN AE 'reduced dupondius'. Struck at Rome, or Commagene, or Cyprus, for use in the East. Full shouldered bust with drapery. SC in wreath. Scarce. 24mm, 8.9g

An odd and not fully understood issue/denomination. One convincing theory is that this issue is struck on the old 'obol' standard, to reconcile the different denominational systems in place in the east.
Price SKU: trajan601
US$ 18.00
  • € 15.79
  • £ 13.91
  • AUD 25.02
  • CHF 17.89
  • CAD 23.89

Rates for: 01/18/19

Ships from: Canada
Sold