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E-auction 136-76094 - TRAJANUS Tridrachme

TRAJANUS Tridrachme VF
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 107 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 23 November 2015 15:13:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Tridrachme
Date: 98-99
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan régulier à l’usure importante. Beau portrait. Revers tout à fait inhabituel. Recouvert d’une fine patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAIA-NOS SEB GERM, (Autokrator Kaisaros Neruas Traionos Sebastos Germanikos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Personnage barbu vu à mi-corps, coiffé d’une couronne, vêtu de l’himation et tenant un foudre de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX UPAT. B (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos B).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Ce type très rare ne se rencontre dans aucun trésor d’après W. Metcalf. Attribué à la Province d’Asie par Walker.

Historical background


TRAJAN

(27/10/97-8/08/117) Marcus Ulpius Traianus

August (25/01/98-8/08/117)

Trajan was born September 18, 53 at Italica, near Seville in Spain, as his pupil Hadrian. It belongs to a family of settlers who settled in Spain. After a distinguished military career as the Flavians, he is consul in 91 and legate of Germania Superior when it was adopted by Nerva in 97 to succeed him. After the latter's death, he became august. His reign will be spent in numerous military campaigns against the Germans on the Rhine limes, which earned him the title of Germanicus and two Dacian wars against Decebalus ending with the annexation of Dacia. Trajan preparing a campaign against the Parthians, turbulent and powerful neighbors to the east. He left Rome for the East, established his headquarters at Antioch before invading the Parthian kingdom. He will go to Ctesiphon (Seleucia on the Tigris). At his death, August 8 117, the empire was at its peak and its greatest territorial extension.

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