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This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Trajan, minted in Rome between 103 - 112 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 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" Victory standing left, naked to hips, holding wreath and palm.
A wonderful coin, grading at least VF and with a nice artistic reverse.
DATE: 98 - 117 AD (this coin minted in Rome around 103 - 112 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.19 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 128, RSC 74, BMC 328 RIC II 128; BMCRE 328; RSC 74.
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.