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brm_168445 - TRAJANUS As

TRAJANUS As XF
175.00 €(Approx. 196.00$ | 161.00£)
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Type : As
Date: 101
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,19 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large à l’usure régulière. Beau portrait. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine vert noir

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVA TRA-IAN AVG GERM P M.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus”, (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT - COS IIII P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) volant à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant de la main gauche une palme et de la main droite un bouclier inscrit SP/QR.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul quartum Pater Patriæ/ Senatus Populus/ Que Romanus”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la quatrième fois, père de la patrie/ le Sénat et le Peuple romain).

Commentary


Césure tout à fait inhabituelle qui oblige le scalptor à terminer la titulature sur la pointe du cou (P M).

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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