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114 NGC AU Trajan Roman Empire Denarius Mars Trophy Spear (23042502C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Emperor Trajan Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 18mm, 3.61g, RIC 331, RSC 190, struck between 114 to 117 CE.
  • Dark toned with underlying colorful luster.
  • Certified by NGC to AU.
  • Obverse:  IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right. 
  • Reverse: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak round shoulders, advancing right, holding oblique spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left.
  • 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.
  • This reverse type likely associated with the Roman Legion's victories over Parthia.