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E-auction 325-241134 - TRAJANUS As

TRAJANUS As VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:31:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 107
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, légèrement décentré. Usure régulière. Revers agréable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIAN]O AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, avec l’égide sur l'épaule gauche (O*4).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Caesari Nervæ Traiano Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consulo quintum Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique, dacique, grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la cinquième fois, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [S P Q R] OPTIMO PRINCIPI/ -|-// S. C..
Reverse description : Trajan, vêtu militairement, galopant à droite tenant une haste de la main droite et terrassant un Dace agenouillé à droite sous les sabots du cheval.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populusque Romanus Optimo Principi”, (Le Sénat et le Peuple Romain, au meilleur des Princes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cet as est frappé à l’occasion des decennalia de Trajan.

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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