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bpv_608432 - TRAJANUS Assarion

TRAJANUS Assarion VF
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 98-102
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,89 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU NER TRAIN[ON KAIS] (Autokrator, Nerua Traianon Kaisar).

Reverse


Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle à fronton triangulaire posé sur trois marches ; au centre une statue d’Auguste debout à gauche, vêtu militairement ; monogramme à l’exergue.
Reverse legend : [PERGA]M-H-NWN.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, la tête de Trajan est bien seulement laurée et ne présente pas de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche (RPC. 1706). Un seul exemplaire recnsé pour cette variété (Münz Zentrum 160, n° 481 en 2011).

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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