This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Trajan, minted in Rome between 107 - 108 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" 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" Trophy of arms
A nice coin, grading at least VF in my opinion.
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (this coin minted between 107 - 108 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.47 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 147; RSC 98; BMCRE 358.
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.
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