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Live auction - brm_504984 - TRAJANUS As

TRAJANUS As AU/AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:31:02
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : As
Date: 113
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau portrait de Trajan. Joli revers de style fin. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock CGB (Internet Auction) et de la collection L. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P .
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifici Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consuli sexto Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique, dacique, grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la sixième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELICI-TAS - AVGVST/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Augusti”, (La Félicité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3. Épigraphie élégante au droit. Revers particulier. C’est la deuxième fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

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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