TRAJAN
AD 98-117

Silver Denarius. 3.16g, 18.5mm

MINTED: Rome mint, AD 103-111
REF: RIC II 126
OBVERSE: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate, draped bust right.

REVERSE: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch up in right hand and resting left arm on column.


Grade/Notes:

Almost Very Fine/Fine. Nice strong portrait; toned with some find deposits and roughness.

 

Historical Notes:

Trajan was the second of the "Five Good Emperors" who ruled the Rome during the 2nd century AD. He was an excellent military commander, expanding the frontiers of the Roman Empire to its greatest extent - annexing the Nabataean kingdom, conquering the Dacians in a great war, and finally, temporarily reducing the Parthian Empire to a client state of Rome by defeating and deposing its ruler, Osroes I. Trajan was also known for his philanthropy and social programs within the empire, and his numerous public buildings and constructions (Trajan's Forum, Trajan's Market, the Aqua Traiana). The Roman Senate declared him optimus princeps ("the best of rulers"), a title borne on many of his coins. He died after a reign of 19 years, and was deified by the Senate. Historians regard him as one of Rome's greatest rulers.

TRAJAN . AD 98-117 . Denarius . "Pax"

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