Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Trajan / Horseman

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Trajan / Horseman

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This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome between 103 - 111 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP "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" Bust of Trajan, laureate, right with aegis.

Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C, "The senate and the Roman people to the best of princes. Decree of the senate" Trajan, bare-headed, in military dress, cloak floating behind him, riding right, thrusting spear at Dacian in front of horse.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 98 - 117 AD (minted in Rome between 103 - 111 AD)

SIZE: 31.98mm diameter

WEIGHT:  22.07 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 534, Cohen 503cf, BMC 833

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Rochester. The United Kingdom.