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114 TRAJAN Roman Empire Denarius Superb Portrait Mars NGC Ch AU (18091305C)

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    • 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.