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bpv_674919 - TRAJANUS As

TRAJANUS As XF
145.00 €(Approx. 168.20$ | 121.80£)
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Type : As
Date: 98-99
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,12 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Trajan. Joli revers. Belle patine marron et sable

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAI-ANOS SEB GERM.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne d'olivier.
Reverse legend : DHMAPX/ EZ UPATO B.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


As de petit module en orichalque (laiton). Ce type était précédemment attribué à l’atelier de Césarée de Cappadoce. Il faut restituer ce type à l’atelier d’Antioche de Syrie.

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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