Sestertius - Trajan TR POT COS II S C; Pax

Features

Country Roman Empire
(Rome)
Emperor Trajan (98-117)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 98-99
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (1/4)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 25.2 g
Diameter 33.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References RIC II# 390,
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.390
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Trajan, laureate, right.

Lettering: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M

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

Reverse

Pax, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in extended right hand and transverse sceptre in left.

Lettering: TR POT COS II S C

Translation:
Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Secundum, Senatus Consultum.
Holder of tribunician power, consul for the second time, decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 22.16–27 g;
Diameter varies: 33–34 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (98-99) 

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