$15,000 Trajan bust expected to turn heads at Roman coins auction

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2015-06-26 12:24:09

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$15,000 Trajan bust expected to turn heads at Roman coins auction

ArtCoins Roma's forthcoming rare coins sale features a number of ancient attractions

A rare Roman gold coin, dating from 103 to 111 AD, comes to ArtCoins Roma at the end of the month with a $15,000 estimate.

The high quality piece, which is a standout lot for investors at the Rome sale, features the laureated, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan, the Roman emperor from 98 to 117 AD.

Good health to all - Trajan was a forward thinking emperor

The reverse bears the rarely used legend "Salus Generis Humani" or "health to the human race", alongside a human depiction of "health".

Among the other leading attractions at the sale is a gold piece from 54 to 68 AD depicting Nero, estimated at $11,400, and a $15,000-valued medallion of co-emperor Lucis Verus, dating from 165 to 166 AD.

The auction takes place on May 31.

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