1900 years Trajan and Hadrian, AR denarii in a set of 2 incl. case & certificate
Obv.: crowned bust, right
Rev.: Various types
On the 1900th anniversary of the death of Trajan and the 1900th anniversary of the accession of Hadrian we would like to offer you two antique silver denarii of these most outstanding rulers of Rome.
Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 AD) is called 'optimus' - the best - among all Roman emperors. During his reign, the Roman Empire reached its greatest expansion. In addition, Trajan brought Rome internal peace and a superbly organised administration.
When this 'Best' Emperor died on 11 August 117, he appointed his adopted son Hadrian as his successor on his deathbed.
Hadrian (117 - 138 AD) eventually succeeded in modernising the state through further reforms. His wise leadership brought Rome a long period of peace, lawfulness and economic prosperity. The Hadrian's Wall, over 120 kilometres long, between England and Scotland is still a reminder of this emperor of peace.
These coins illustrate in an impressive way the power-political peak of Rome. Each coin is unique, as they are hand struck.