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Weight=2.85 g

This coin, struck in 116 AD, represents Trajan at his height. Despite the small text size, the titles seem to barely fit on the flan!

Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTICO; Laureate and draped bust right
The titles were awarded in the following order:
Germanicus (Victorious in Germania), October 97 AD
Dacicus (Victorious in Dacia), 102 AD
Optimus (the Best), 114 AD
Parthicus (Victorious in Parthia), 116 AD


Rev: P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
PM (Pontifex Maximus), Head priest
TR P (Tribunicia Potestas), Tribunic power
COS VI, Consul for the sixth time
PP (Pater Patriae), Father of the country
SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus), The Roman Senate and People

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Re: Trajan (AD 98-117), Denarius, Rome mint, AD116, RIC II 345; RSC 280
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 06:32:31 PM »
That's a lot of little letters ! Congrats on this new aquisition !

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Re: Trajan (AD 98-117), Denarius, Rome mint, AD116, RIC II 345; RSC 280
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 04:42:57 PM »
I was unable to find this one in Sear. Did I miss something?

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Re: Trajan (AD 98-117), Denarius, Rome mint, AD116, RIC II 345; RSC 280
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 06:16:58 PM »
Don't have Sear. Think this one comes closest ?

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Re: Trajan (AD 98-117), Denarius, Rome mint, AD116, RIC II 345; RSC 280
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 11:20:16 PM »
Yes, it appears to be RSC 280, RIC 245, which isn't in the new Sear Vol. II.

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Re: Trajan (AD 98-117), Denarius, Rome mint, AD116, RIC II 345; RSC 280
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 04:30:36 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation.