This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Trajan, minted at Rome between 107 - 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" Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped left shoulder.
Reverse: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC "Consul for the fifth time, father of the nation. The senate and the Roman people. Best of Princes" Fortuna standing left steering a rudder and holding cornucopia.
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (this coin minted at Rome between 107 - 108 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.39 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 122; Coh. 87b; Woytek 271b
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.
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