Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 12.09 g 6), Rome, 104. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Radiate bust of Trajan to right with aegis on his left shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S - C Trophy of arms with three Dacian shields at its base. BMC 908. BN 229. Cohen 573. RIC 586. A magnificent, sharply struck example with a powerful portrait, an excellent reverse and an attractive dark, brown-gold patina. Minor die flaw on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Ex Vinchon, 10 December 1983, 292.
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