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ID:     711450
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     PLOTINA
Date Ruled:     Augusta, circa 105-117 AD
Metal:     Orichalcum
Denomination:     Sestertius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD circa 112
Weight:     27.10 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     PLOTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right, hair elaborately dressed in two tiers over brow, above which is a stephane, and elaborately waved at the back, falling down her neck in plait
Reverse Legend:     FIDES AVGVST / S - C
Reverse Description:     Fides standing right, holding grain ears in right hand, basket of fruits in left
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 740 (Trajan)
Reference2:     Strack 441 (Trajan)
Reference3:     Banti 1
Reference4:     BMCRE 1080 (Trajan); Cohen 12
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76678
Grade:     Near VF, brown patina with a few spots of green and red, fields smoothed
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1450 Boldly struck obverse with a strong portrait