Roman Imperial coin, copper, AE as. Struck during the reign of the Emperor Trajan (Marcus Ulpinus Traianus, also known by full title of Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Divi Nervae filius Augustus), 98-117 C.E. The radiate head of Trajan faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M" surrounding image. On reverse, the standing figure of Victoria, the goddess and personification of victory, advances left and holds a shield with the inscription "S. P. Q. R". Obverse and reverse images and inscriptions based on Sear reference; images and inscriptions severely faded and difficult to decipher.
Date range: 98-117 C.E.
Remarks: Trajan's coins were minted in Rome and Asia Minor.
Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2002 (Vol II). # unknown, pgs 107-117.
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