This is an ancient Roman gold Aureus, of Emperor Trajan, minted in Rome between 103 - 111 AD
Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P "Supreme commander (Imperator), Trajan, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Dacians, high priest, holder of tribunician power" Bust of Trajan, laureate right, draped left shoulder.
Reverse: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, "Consul for the fifth time, father of the nation. The senate and the Roman people. The best of princes" Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on chair without back, holding Victory in right hand and long straight sceptre in left
DENOMINATION: Aureus (of 25 denarius)
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (this coin minted in Rome around 103 - 111 AD)
SIZE: 18.82mm dia
WEIGHT: 7.20 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC II Trajan 113
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Beaumont, France.
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