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brm_541205 - TRAJANUS Cistophore

TRAJANUS Cistophore AU/XF
680.00 €(Approx. 754.80$ | 618.80£)
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Type : Cistophore
Date: 98
Mint name / Town : Ephèse ou Pergame
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 9,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré au droit présentant un beau portrait de l’empereur Trajan, bien venu à la frappe. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN - AVG GERM P M .
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


Reverse legend : TR POT/ COS II.
Reverse description : Aigle légionnaire tournée à droite entre deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestas” Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitieunne consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


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

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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