This is an ancient Roman AE AS, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome in 106 - 107 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP 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 head right, drapery on far shoulder
Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, "The senate and the Roman people. The best of princes" Roma standing with Victory and spear, captive kneeling before.
Scratch on obv., otherwise Good VF
MATERIAL: AE (copper)
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (minted in Rome between 106 - 107 AD)
SIZE: 28mm diameter
WEIGHT: 12.20 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 483, Cohen 387.
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London
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