Roman Empire denarius, 3.36g, RIC 338, RSC 270b, minted 114 to 117 CE.
NGC certified authentic Ch AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5.
Superb obverse style.
Obverse: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate, draped/cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Mars walking right with spear and trophy.
Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was second in importance only to Jupiter and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.