Orichalcum sestertius of the Emperor Trajan struck in the period 114 to 117 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. The title OPTIMO (seen in the obverse legend on this coin) was introduced in the legend in 114 AD and retained until Trajan's death in 117 AD.

Obverse Description

Laureate and draped bust of Trajan facing right; around, IMP CAES [NER TRA]IANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M [TR P COS VI P P]

Reverse Description

Providentia standing facing left holding a staff in her left hand with her left elbow resting on a column, with her right hand she points at a globe which rests on the ground at her feet; in the field divided by the figure, S C; around, PROVIDEN[TIA AVGVSTI] S P Q R

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