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    Appeal To Salus

    Trajan (AD 98-117). AV sureus (19mm, 7.12 gm, 7h). NGC VF ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Rome, AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan right, viewed from behind / P M TR P COS - VI P P S P Q R, Salus seated left, holding out patera in right hand to feed snake coiled around altar, SALVS AVG in exergue. C 331 var. (not cuirassed). RIC 368 corrected (not cuirassed). BMCRE 585. Calicó 1086. A rare variety, nicely centered and toned.

    The reverse appeal to Salus, goddess of healing, indicates this issue was issued after Trajan fell ill due to the exertions of his final Eastern campaign in AD 116-117. 


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