Roman Empire. Trajan (98 – 117 AD) bronze sestertius

Roman Empire. Trajan (98 – 117 AD) bronze sestertius

SKU: C090
$160.00Price

 

Roman Empire. Trajan (98 – 117 AD) bronze sestertius

 

Obverse: Laureate and draped bust of Trajan looking right with legend around: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P.

 

Reverse: A tall and elegant Felicitas standing draped, head left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, SC across, SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS around.

 

Origin: Mint of Rome. No mint mark.

 

Date of minting: Attributed to the years 114 - 117 AD.

 

Die engraver: Unknown die engraver at the mint of Rome.

 

Materials and method: Struck in bronze (orichalcum) from engraved dies.

 

Dimensions: 32 mm diameter.

 

Weight:  23.7 grams.

 

Condition: good Fine; sharply struck on a wide flan; beautiful jade green patina; gash on obverse behind Trajan’s bust which does not affect the excellent portrait.

 

Stock no: C090

 

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