Ancient Rome Trajan Silver Denarius  98AD to 117AD
Ancient Rome Trajan Silver Denarius 98AD to 117AD

From Wikipedia: Trajan was Roman emperor from 98 AD until his death in 117 AD. Officially declared by the Senate as optimus princeps ('the best ruler'), Trajan is remembered as a successful soldier-emperor who presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history, leading the empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. He is also known for his philanthropic rule, overseeing extensive public building programs and implementing social welfare policies, which earned him his enduring reputation as the second of the Five Good Emperors who presided over an era of peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean world.

On the reverse, this coin depicts the Roman god Virtus, deity of bravery and military strength. Weight is about 3.4 grams.

The coin in our picture is from Roma Numismatics in London where it sold for 140 British pounds (about $200 US dollars) during a 2013 auction. Roma's coin is in great condition, with no problems, and great eye appeal. Catalog values run like this:

worn: $100
average circulated: $180
well preserved: $250

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CoinQuest thanks Roma Numismatics for use of their coin photo. It is a beauty!

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Coin: 18923 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: rudapach, Mon, 16-Mar-2015 22:13:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 17-Mar-2015 02:03:15 GMT
Requester description: 117AD 114 Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, reversed spear held behind in right hand, parazonium held at waist level in front in right hand IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO back PM TR P COS VI P P SPQR
Tags: ancient rome trajan silver denarius anciet romana roman romen roma traian siliver sliver argent silber silverish slver silb imp caes caesar ner optim avg ger dac parthico pm tr cos vi spqr impc cesarz ceasar ceaser caeser ceasars avgcosiiipp aavg cosiiiipp cosiiii virtus standing stand foot helmet spear hand parazonium waist level front helmeted helmit helmets levels god goddess gods deity godess





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