Archaeology, Numismatics
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Statue of Emperor Trajan in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, Netherlands
Statue of Emperor Trajan in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: Statue of Emperor Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus).
Collection Classical antiquity: Roman epoch.
Marble, Provenance: Utica (Tunisia), II century A.D. (Emperor period)

Emperor Trajan reigns between 98 and 117 on the Roman Empire. This statue shows him as a mighty general and protector of the Empire. Under the breastplate be seen pictures of the twins Romulus and Remus and the god of war Mars: references to the mythical founders and the glory of Rome. Trajan was succeeded after his death by his foster son Hadrian.

Source of information: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO), Leiden, Netherlands

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

Recommended/Related links

http://www.ancient.eu/Roman_Sculpture/

http://www.roman-empire.net/highpoint/trajan-index.html

Statue of Emperor Trajan in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, Netherlands

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