c. 98-117 A.D.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Emperor Trajan facing right, with draped left shoulder.
Reverse : Aequitas seated facing left holding cornucopia & scales
Set in a modern, handmade, 18K gold setting. In fine condition.
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
In Roman mythology, Aequitas, also known as Aecetia, was the minor goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Like Abundantia, she is depicted with a cornucopia, representing wealth from commerce. She is also shown holding a balance scale, representing equity and fairness.
Marcus Ulpius Trajanus (AD 52 - AD 117).
Trajan was an educated but not an especially learned man, who no doubt was a powerful, very masculine figure. He loved hunting, ranging through forests and even climbing mountains. Further he possessed a true sense of dignity and humility which in the eyes of the Romans made him an emperor of true virtue.