A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman
Date of Auction: 15th February 2017
Sold for £4,000
Estimate: £800 - £1,000
FootnoteProvenance: F. Trau Collection, Part I, Gilhofer & Ranschburg/Adolph Hess Auction 228 (Vienna), 22-31 May 1935, lot 373.
A triumphal arch was commissioned by the senate in honour of Drusus' glorious campaigns in Germania and erected some time after his death in 9 BC. Built of marble and adorned with trophies, it stood on the via Appia, probably a little north of its junction with the via Latina