Aureus - Trajan P M TR P COS IIII P P; Victory

Features

Issuer RomeRoman Empire (27 BC - 395 AD)
Emperor Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus) (98-117)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 101-102
Value 1 Aureus = 25 Denarii
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Gold
Weight 7.3 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
252949
References RIC II# 69 (aureus),
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Ian Carradice, Theodore Vern Buttrey; 1926. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2. Vespasian to Hadrian (AD 96 –138). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.2.tr.69_aureus
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Trajan, laureate, right with aegis.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus, Germanicus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Nerva Trajan, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans.

Reverse

Trajan, on left, standing front, holding spear and parazonium, crowned by Victory standing on right, holding palm.

Script: Latin

Lettering: P M TR P COS IIII P P

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Quartum, Pater Patriae.
High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the fourth time, father of the nation.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy (?-476)

Comments

Mass varies: 7.09–7.42 g;
Diameter varies: 19–20 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (101-102) 

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