Roman Empire denarius, 3.00g, RSC 1174b, RIC 113v (does not list draped bust variety).
NGC Certified to AU,Strike 5/5,Surface 4/5, attractive cabinet toning.
Naval theme with War Galley rowing left.
Minted A.D. 119 to 122 CE.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, draped laureate head right.
Reverse: P M TR P COS III, War Galley rowing left with rowers and mast.
During the early Roman Empire, there was little naval activity, with it predominantly being used to transport soldiers and protect trade routes from pirates. However, it did play a significant role in numerous campaigns, for example, Trajan's conquests in Dacia. This was a common theme throughout the Roman Empire; the navy played a supporting role in many of Rome's land-based conflicts.