Ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Trajan / Fortuna

Ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Trajan / Fortuna

Code: 12101

£4,950.00 Approx $5518.39, €5631.4
 

This is an ancient Roman gold Aureus, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome in 100 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM  "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Nerva Trajan, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans." Bust of Trajan, laureate right.

Reverse: PM TRP COS III P P, "High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time, father of the nation"  Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Aureus (of 25 denarius)

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 98 - 117 AD (this coin was minted at Rome in 100 AD)

SIZE: 19.7mm dia

WEIGHT: 7.23 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 34; Cohen 218; Sear 3094 var.

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Beaumont, France.