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Scene 39
This webpage reproduces a section of
A Description of the Trajan Column
by John Hungerford Pollen

printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
printers to Queen Victoria
London, 1874

Text and engravings are in the public domain.

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Scene 41

Scenes of the spiral band running up the shaft

 p139  XL. The Emperor addresses the Troops

Trajan stands on a bank, not on a suggestum, made for the purpose. He is attended as usual, grasps his sheathed sword below the hilt with his left hand, and suits the action of the right to the matter of his address. Three signiferi, with two standards on the bank, and a crowd of common soldiers in the foreground appear to listen with great attention.

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