Trajan, Sestertius, Senatus reverse, Beautiful!
Orichalcum; 33mm/25.6gm Rome mint, Struck 114-117 AD
Con/ A few minor nicks and scratches, otherwise, Very Fine; astonishing and glossy deep green patina and a sharply detailed image of Providence (Forethought)
Obv/ IMP CAES TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP; laur. and draped bust right
Rev/ SENATVS POPVLESQVE ROMANVS, across field, PRO AVG; Providentia standing left, leaning right arm on column, pointing to globe at her feet.
Ref/ RIC Vol II, 661 (Trajan) = Scarce!
Seller's Note/ While RIC rates this issue as 'common', there is nothing common about the beautiful patina on this sestertius!