Two Coins of Emperor Trajan

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

Why did the Romans put so much effort into the images and texts placed on coins? This talk discusses what can be recovered from the content of two coins of emperor Trajan, one from Roman and the other from the east of the empire.

Denarius of emperor Trajan, Rome, c. 112 CE.
Tetradrachm of emperor Trajan, Antioch, after 102 CE