This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome in 114 - 117 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Nerva Trajan, the best emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Dacians, conqueror of the Parthians, high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the sixth time, father of the nation" Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right
Reverse: REX PARTHIS DATVS S C, "A king given to the Parthians. Decree of the Senate" Trajan, bare-headed, in military dress, seated left on a platform on right with prefect, presenting King Parthamaspates, standing left, to Parthia, kneeling in front of him.
This coin depicts the kingdom of Parthia under Roman subjection, following its defeat by Trajan near the end of his reign. A nice coin with a good hoard patina.
MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (minted in Rome between 114 - 117 AD)
SIZE: 32mm diameter
WEIGHT: 22.65 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC II, 667; C. 328; BMC 1045. Kamp.: 27.94
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany
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