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    Trajan (AD 98-117). AV aureus (20mm, 7.21 gm, 7h). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5. Rome, AD 113-114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan right, seen from behind / S•P•Q•R•OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Genius (or Bonus Eventus) standing facing, nude, head left, patera in right hand, grain ears in left. RIC II 275 var. (no cuirass). BMCRE 425-6. Calicó 1092 (S2). Cleanly struck on a broad, round flan, a few scratches on the bust.

    In honor of his exemplary rule, the Roman Senate in AD 105 bestowed on Trajan the title Optimo Principi, "the Best of Emperors," which he proudly placed on his coinage.


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