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103 Trajan Roman Empire Denarius Annona Superb Portrait NGC AU (21020604C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Emperor Trajan Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 3.35g, 18.5mm, RIC 167, RSC 467d, minted 103 to 104 CE. 
  • Certified by NGC to AU.
  • Lustrous fields. Superbly detailed draped & cuirassed Imperial portrait and presentation of Annona. 
  • Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, draped & cuirassed laureate head right. 
  • Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI. Annona standing left holding grain ears and cournucopia on left modius & on right ship prow.
  • Annona was the divine personification of the grain supply to the city of Rome. The modius with stalks of grain and sometimes poppy, hanging or rising from it, indicates the fertility of the empire and the Imperial liberality and providence in procuring, and in bestowing grain to the people.
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