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Trajan Denarius

Trajan Denarius, Emperor AD 98-117, minted at Rome AD 103-111, RIC 118, RSC 85, 18 mm, 3.1 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slight drapery on left shoulder, IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, Reverse:  Aequitas standing left, holding her scales with her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, a very lustrous coin, sharp and bright, with a superb and high relief portrait of Trajan, a sharp and detailed Aequitas on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin that is just beautiful, a real gem in my opinion, Asking price:  $670 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Trajan Denarius

Trajan Denarius, Emperor AD 98-117, struck AD 112, RIC 266, RSC 648,  2.97 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Trajan facing right with drapery over his left shoulder, IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP, Reverse:  A woman reclining left on rocks, holding a branch in her left arm and a wheel in her right, VIA TRAIANA below her, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, struck to commemorate the completion of the road, the Via Trajan, built to link Beneventum and Brundisium in AD 109, very lustrous coin with just the tiniest (tiniest) bit of attractive toning, great portrait of Trajan, detailed female figure and devices on the reverse, part of the obverse legend not full struck up but very legible, full and complete legends on the reverse, a beautiful coin with just a touch of wear on the highest points, lovely and attractive, Asking price:  $425 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page) 000_5075000_5064000_5072000_5068

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Trajan Denarius

000_3739.jpg000_3738.jpg000_3737.jpg000_3736.jpg000_3734.jpg000_3733.jpg000_3732.jpg000_3731.jpg000_3729.jpg000_3728.jpg000_3727.jpg000_3726.jpg000_3725.jpg000_3724.jpgTrajan Denarius, Emperor AD 98-117, struck at Rome AD 101-102, RIC 59, RSC II, 241a, 3.21 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Trajan facing right, IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Reverse:  Victory standing right on a prow that terminates in a serpent, holding a wreath and a palm branch, PM TRP COS IIII PP, a very lustrous coin, a superlative and sharp portrait of Trajan in very, very high relief (when photographing the reverse, the coin teeters!), incredibly detailed Victory and devices on the reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin states of it:  “Perfectly centered and Sharp Extremely Fine.”  A gorgeous coin, and from my researches an exceptional example of this issue of Trajan’s, Asking price:  $645 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Trajan Denarius

000_3443.JPG000_3441.JPG000_3439.JPG000_3438.JPG000_3430.JPG000_3429.JPG000_3426.JPG000_3425.JPG000_3422.JPG000_3421.JPG000_3420.JPG000_3419.JPG000_3416.JPG000_3411.JPGTrajan Denarius, Emperor AD 98-117, struck at Rome, RIC II, 122; RSC 87; Van Meter 7/14, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, drapery on left shoulder, IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, Reverse: Fortuna standing left, holding a rudder on a prow in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, very lustrous coin with very, very light attractive toning, glittery and difficult to photograph, wonderful and very high relief portrait of Trajan, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin remarks of it: “Lovely coin with VF detail. Reverse has smooth lustrous appearance. Obverse has two flan defects. One small one is on the neck. A larger defect is between the nose and letters at 3:00. The nose and profile are unaffected. Very nice coin!” I wholeheartedly concur. A lovely coin that is much sharper in hand than I was able to capture in the photos, and Trajan’s portrait and nose are indeed unaffected by the defects. Asking price: $85 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3410.JPG

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Trajan Denarius

000_7720.JPG000_7719.JPG000_7718.JPG000_7715.JPG000_7712.JPG000_7711.JPG000_7710.JPG000_7709.JPG000_7707.JPG000_7705.JPG000_7704.JPG000_7701.JPG000_7699.JPG000_7698.JPG000_7697.JPG000_7696.JPG000_7694.JPG000_7693.JPG000_7691.JPG000_7690.JPG000_7688.JPG000_7687.JPGAD 98-117, struck AD 101-102 at Rome, RIC II 61 var. (no drapery); BMCRE pg. 45, 108 note; RSC 244a; Van Meter 26/6, 19 mm, 3.31 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slight drapery on his left shoulder, IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Reverse: Victory walking right, holding a palm branch and a wreath, PM TR P COS IIII PP, deeply rich gray and attractive toning, superb and sharp portrait of Trajan, exquisitely detailed Victory on the reverse, clear and full legends on both obverse and reverse, a lovely coin with its high relief portrait and sharp reverse against the deep toning, just a beauty, and I agree wholeheartedly with the grade of Choice EF given it by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, from my researches it seems this is rather a scarce issue for Trajan with Victory walking right and not standing on a prow,000_7686.JPG Asking price: $650 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Trajan Denarius

000_7125.JPG000_7124.JPG000_7123.JPG000_7121.JPG000_7120.JPG000_7117.JPG000_7115.JPG000_7114.JPG000_7113.JPG000_7112.JPG000_7111.JPG000_7109.JPG000_7107.JPG000_7106.JPG000_7105.JPG000_7104.JPG000_7103.JPG000_7102.JPG000_7101.JPG000_7100.JPG000_7099.JPG000_7098.JPGAD 98-117, struck at Rome AD 107-111, RIC II 120; RSC 81b; Sear Millenium 3124; BMCRE 305; 18mm, 3.19 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slightly draped on his left shoulder, IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, Reverse: Felicitas standing left, holding a winged caduceus in her right hand, resting her left arm on a column to the right, COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, very lustrous coin, a superlative and sharp portrait of Trajan, a few very light scratches on the obverse, though imperceptible in hand, Trajan’s bust is very high relief (making the coin totter and tilt when photographing the reverse!), very detailed and sharp Felicitas on the reverse, a well centered coin, though very small parts of the legends are partly off the coin as shown in the photographs, and very well struck, a sharp and very minty coin, especially in hand, and truly a lovely coin, a scarcer issue and an exceptional example of it, Asking price: $475 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7097.JPG

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Trajan Denarius

000_7039.JPG000_7038.JPG000_7037.JPG000_7036.JPG000_7034.JPG000_7030.JPG000_7028.JPG000_7027.JPG000_7026.JPG000_7025.JPG000_7023.JPG000_7022.JPG000_7021.JPG000_7020.JPG000_7019.JPG000_7018.JPG000_7015.JPG000_7014.JPG000_7013.JPG000_7012.JPGAD 98-117, Struck AD 101-102 at Rome, RIC II 58; BMCRE 120; RSC 240b; Van Meter 26/9; 3.47 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slight drapery on left shoulder, IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Reverse: Victory standing facing, her chest bare, her head turned left, and holding her wreath and palm branch, PM TR P COS IIII PP, lustrous coin with just the barest touch of attractive toning, superb and high relief portrait of Trajan, detailed Victory in all her frontal splendor on the reverse, clear and full legends on both sides of the coin, very well centered and struck, and a sharp and beautiful coin, especially in hand, an exceptional coin of this issue of Trajan’s, Asking price: $685 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7011.JPG

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Trajan Denarius

000_6105.JPG000_6103.JPG000_6102.JPG000_6101.JPG000_6100.JPG000_6099.JPG000_6098.JPG000_6096.JPG000_6095.JPG000_6094.JPG000_6093.JPG000_6092.JPG000_6091.JPG000_6090.JPG000_6089.JPG000_6088.JPG000_6087.JPG000_6085.JPG000_6083.JPG000_6082.JPG000_6081.JPG000_6080.JPG000_6079.JPG000_6078.JPG000_6077.JPG000_6075.JPG000_6074.JPG000_6073.JPG000_6072.JPGAD 98-117, Minted at Rome AD 116-117, Van Meter 19, BM-624, C-188 (6 Fr.) corr., RIC-327 corr., 3.16 gms, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Trajan facing right, IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, Reverse: radiate and draped bust of Sol facing right, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, very lustrous coin with just the tiniest, tiniest bit of attractive toning, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it EF for the obverse and Near Mint State for the reverse, a truly gorgeous coin indeed, a jewel (if I may say so!), the dealer states: “Rare: only seven specimens in Reka Devnia hoard.” The reverse’s depiction of Sol personifies the East, where Trajan was campaigning.  From my researches it’s quite rare to find this issue in such fantastic grade.  Asking price: $1,835 includes priority shipping and insurance000_6071.JPG

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Trajan Denarius

000_5073.JPG000_5072.JPG000_5071.JPG000_5070.JPG000_5069.JPG000_5068.JPG000_5066.JPG000_5065.JPG000_5064.JPG000_5063.JPG000_5061.JPG000_5060.JPG000_5059.JPG000_5058.JPG000_5057.JPG000_5056.JPG000_5055.JPG000_5053.JPG000_5052.JPG000_5051.JPG000_5049.JPG000_5048.JPG000_5046.JPG000_5045.JPG000_5044.JPG000_5043.JPGAD 98-117, struck AD 114-117, 19mm, 3.0 gms, RIC 341, Van Meter 28/1, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, Reverse: radiate bust of Sol facing right, PM TR P COS VI PP SPQR, lustrous coin, a beauty indeed, superb portrait of Trajan, a superbly detailed and styled portrait of Sol on the reverse, full, clear, and sharp legends on both sides of the coin (very tight and long legend on the obverse, very sharp and attractive nonetheless, in fact a compliment to the diemaker!), just a gorgeous and beautiful coin indeed, a grade of Extremely Fine was given to it by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, an exceptional example of this coinage of Trajan, and my searches and researches tell me it’s rare to find this issue of Trajan in such a superb grade.  Asking price: $1,835 includes priority shipping and insurance000_5042.JPG

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Trajan Sestertius

000_2247.JPG000_2246.JPG000_2245.JPG000_2244.JPG000_2242.JPG000_2241.JPG000_2239.JPG000_2238.JPG000_2237.JPG000_2235.JPG000_2234.JPG000_2231.JPG000_2226.JPG000_2223.JPG000_2222.JPG000_2221.JPG000_2220.JPG000_2217.JPG000_2216.JPGMinted circa AD 107 in Rome, 33.25mm, 28.22 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, drapery on left shoulder, IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding her flower in her raised right hand and lifting the fold of her skirt behind with her left, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, SC in field, RIC 519, BMCRE 810, Hill 332, Cohen 459, Sear 3200, “struck on an unusually heavy flan of high weight,” signed and laminated certificate of authenticity from David Sear, who grades it Nice VF.  I heartily concur in that, to me, conservative grade, and when Nice VF was a very laudatory grade (back in the good old days of grading).  In my opinion, a beautiful and impressive coin well struck and centered with a bold and superb portrait of Trajan with some wear only at its high point, a detailed and sharp Spes on the reverse, full and clear reverse legend with the exception of the I in PRINCIPI not fully struck up, the latter part of the obverse legend worn/not fully struck being the only “detractor” for me, lovely chocolate brown/reddish even patina, wonderful surfaces, Asking price: $1,225 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)000_2215.JPG

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