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Trajan, Sestertius, Arabia Reverse

Orichalcum; 32mm/24.2gm.   Rome, ca. 112-117 AD.

Con/ Some roughness, otherwise, Good Fine, glossy dark green patina.

Obv/ IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI P P; laureate bust right with draped far shoulder

Rev/ [SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S]-C, ARAB ADQ in ex.; Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of sticks, forepart of camel left behind her.

Ref/ RIC V2 610 = Scarce, Cohen 27.

Seller's Note/ The ARAB ADQ in the exergue refers to the annexation of Arabia in 106 AD, and yes, in hand, the forepart of camel can be seen. Very low price for this scarce issue.

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