Dupondius - Trajan S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C; Pax

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Trajan (98-117)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 103-111
Value Dupondius = 1⁄8 Denarius (1/8)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 13.6 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 253460
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC II# 507,
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.507
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Trajan, radiate, right (sometimes draped).

Lettering: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P

Translation:
Imperator, Caesar, Nervae Traiano Augustus, Germanicus, Dacicus, Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Quintum, Pater Patriae.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, of Nerva Trajan, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Dacians, high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the fifth time, father of the nation.

Reverse

Pax, draped, standing left, with torch in right hand setting fire to a pile of arms and holding cornucopiae in left.

Lettering: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C

Translation:
Senatus Populusque Romanus Optimo Principi. Senatus Consultum.
The senate and the Roman people to the best of princes. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 12.388–14.41 g;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (103-111) 

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