Rome, 113-114 AD.AR denarius, 3.57 gr., 20 mm.
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P; laureate and draped bust of Trajan to the right.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI; Mars walking to the right, holding spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder.
Ref: RIC 269; BMC 417. Ex Hirsch 323 (2016), lot 2423, ex Hirsch 317 (2016), lot 2070.
A realistic portrait and attractive old cabinet patina. Nearly extremely fine.
From an American collection.