Trajan (AD 98-117). AE sestertius (32mm, 25.89 gm, 7h). VF...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionTrajan (AD 98-117). AE sestertius (32mm, 25.89 gm, 7h). VF. Rome, AD 98-99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN-AVG GERM P M TR P, laureate bust of Trajan right, aegis on left shoulder / COS II P P CONG P R, To right, Trajan on platform, seated left on curule chair, right hand extended. To left, togate man climbs steps to second platform, Liberalitas holding abacus to left, officer seated left writing on tablet while soldier stands guard; SC in exergue. RIC II 381. Rare. Commemorating Trajan's first Donative to the citizens of Rome, said to be roughly 75 denarii per person.
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