This is an ancient Roman AE As, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome between 108 - 110 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, of Nerva Trajan, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Dacians, high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the fifth time, father of the nation" Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis on shoulder.
Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C "The senate and the Roman people to the best of princes. Decree of the senate" Abundantia, draped, standing left, holding two corn-ears in right hand over modius with corn-ears left, and cornucopiae in left hand; to right, prow of ship.
This is a superb example with a good portrait and nice sharp reverse. Grades easily as VF for issue
MATERIAL: AE (Copper)
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (minted at Rome between 108 - 110 AD)
SIZE: 27mm diameter
WEIGHT: 11.76 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 492; Woytek 325b
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.
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