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:
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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