Reproduction Sestertius of Trajan - Aequitas
Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Text around IMP CAES NERVAE TRAINO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP.
Reverse: Aequitas standing left holding cornucopia in left arm and scales in right hand. Text around SPQR OPTIMO PRONCIPI, S between scales and C to right.
History: Aequitas, was the goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. She is depicted with a cornucopia, representing wealth from commerce. She is also shown holding a balance, representing equity and fairness. Aequitas was sometimes worshipped as a quality or aspect of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti.
Date: Rome mint, Struck circa 107 AD