This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome in 108 AD
Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P "Supreme commander (Imperator), Trajan, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Dacians, high priest, holder of tribunician power" laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slight drapery on the left shoulder.
Reverse: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC "Consul for the fifth time, father of the nation. The senate and the Roman people. The best of princes" Aequitas seated left holding cornucopiae & scales.
A nice coin, grading at least GVF in my opinion.
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (this coin minted between 108 AD)
SIZE: 19mm dia
WEIGHT: 2.82 grams
ATTRIBUTION: (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 3123, Cohen 86
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Buckingham. UK.
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