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in what volume size and form, the successive yolumes will be reissued. Perhaps,
the authors of the next RIC yolumes will follow in the footsteps of the authors of
Vol. IV of the Roman Provincial Coinage and deliver a parallel web-based pub-
lication as well, which may facilitate timely and continual correction of relevant
data necessitated by the emergence of new discoveries.
AGEf University of Science and Technology, Kraków
Contact the author at: skabiczewski@wp.pl
Translated by Marcin Fijak

Die Reichsprdgung des Kaisers Traianns (98-117), Moneta Imperii
Romani, vol. 14. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wien 2010,
pp. 682, pis 156; ISBN 13: 978-3-7001-6565-1
The exceptionally reliable and detailed series of yolumes entitled ‘Moneta
Imperii Romani’, published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences sińce 1984, cer-
tainly deserves much acclaim and recognition. The seven yolumes published thus
far encompass relatively brief periods of the history of Roman coinage (14-41,
98-117, 161-192, 235-238, 253-268, 270-275, and 408M91), usually limited to
one or two reigns. Nonetheless, they have been described with the best possible
use of the materiał ayailable and serve as a rich resource of knowledge for scholars
investigating the coinage of each featured period. Let us notę that the publisher’s
aim is to make a complete set of yolumes devoted to the Imperial Roman coinage.
It is indicated by the numbering of the individual yolumes, which corresponds to
the number assigned to each particular ruler from the list of the Roman emperors -
hence, the volume dealing with the coinage of Tiberius and Caligula is numbered
2-3, Trajan - 14, Mark Aurelius and Commodus - 17-18, etc.
Bernhard Woytek’s Volume 14 (2010)4, concemed with the coinage of Trajan
(98-117), deserves our particular attention. This period, one of the most interest-
ing and varied chapters in the history of the Roman coinage, was discussed by
the already very much outdated Vol. II of the Roman Imperial Coinage (1928)

4 Let us also take notę of a certain inconsistency in the numbering of the volumes - while 2/3 for Tiberius
and Caligula, respectively, means that the chronologically first of the featured rulers is Augustus, no. 14 for Tra-
jan or 17 for Mark Aurelius indicates that the numbering has been derived from Suetonius and reaches back to
Julius Caesar (the last of the “Twełve Caesars” is Domitian; thus, Nerva would have to be annotated with no. 13,
Trajan - 14, etc).