Trajan, 98-117. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.17 g, 7 h), Rome, 107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, wearing aegis on left shoulder. Rev. S P Q R / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI within oak wreath. BMCRE 253-6 var., Calicó 1122 var., Cohen 581 var. and RIC 150 var. (all with differing bust types). Woytek 224e. A very rare variety with an attractive bust type. Nearly very fine.
Ex Leu Web Auction 1, 25 June 2017, 957 and Classical Numismatic Group E-Auction 318, 15 January 2014, 663.