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Live auction - brm_467324 - TRAJANUS Cistophore

TRAJANUS Cistophore XF
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 650 €
Maximum bid : 670 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:47:02
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Cistophore
Date: 98
Mint name / Town : Ephèse ou Pergame
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Trajan. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Nerva Cæsar Traianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus ”, (L’empereur Nerva césar Trajan auguste germanique grand pontife).


Reverse legend : TR POT/ COS II.
Reverse description : Gerbe de blé formée de six épis.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestas Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitieunne consul pour la deuxième fois).


Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


(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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