A ROMAN DENARIUS OF TRAJAN WITH FELICITAS

A ROMAN DENARIUS OF TRAJAN WITH FELICITAS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1310821

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Rome Mint; 114-117 CE

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Trajan facing right. IMP CEAS NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO.

Reverse: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R.

In extremely fine condition.

Diameter: 19mm; Weight:3g

Worldwide Shipping, Olive wood box and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Reference:

RIC II, 346

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Felicitas was the Roman goddess of good fortune, productivity and fertility. It is for these reasons that her two primary attributes were the caduceus and the cornucopia. Unlike Fortuna, who was unpredictable and could bring either good or bad fortune, Felicitas had only a positive connotation. It is from Felicitas that the English word felicity originates.