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SOLD: Trajan, 98-117 AD, AR Denarius, Felicitas, struck 112-117 AD

185.00 AUD

Origin:
Rome mint
Authority:
Trajan
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
112-117 AD
Obverse:
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Bust of Trajan, laureate, right, with drapery on left shoulder, front and back
Reverse:
S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding up caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Size:
19.84mm, 3.4g, 6h
Grade:
gVF, well toned
Reference:
BMCRE III 421-423; RIC II 272; Cohen II 404; RSC II 404a; Woytek 422b; Strack I 186; SRCV II -
Trajan was one of the greatest Roman Emperors. A former soldier, he expanded the Roman Empire to its largest size in history. A philanthropist who invested in social welfare and public building programs, he is known as the second of the Five Good Emperors.
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