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Live auction - brm_532473 - TRAJANUS Cistophore

TRAJANUS Cistophore AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 15:03:26
Type : Cistophore
Date: 98
Mint name / Town : Asie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête particulière de Trajan. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
C.53 (50f.) - RIC.718 - BMC/RE.709 - RCV.- - MRR.- - RSC.53 (320£) - RPC.1308 (18 ex.) - MIR. 14/-

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN - AVG GERM P M TR P P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Nerva Cæsar Traianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Pater Patriæ”, (L’empereur Nerva césar Trajan auguste germanique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - II.
Reverse description : Aigle légionnaire tournée à droite, placée au centre entre une enseigne à gauche surmontée d’une main et d’un vexillum à droit.
Reverse translation : “Consul iterum”, (consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Le portrait de Trajan ressemble encore à celui de Nerva.

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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