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E-auction 530-448506 - bpv_593782 - TRAJAN DECIUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TRAJAN DECIUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF/VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 51 €
End of the sale : 12 June 2023 14:55:20
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 251
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,29 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste de Trajan Dèce. Faln corrodé au revers. A été nettoyé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire est le 0602A_001 de la base TSP


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Trajan Dèce à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2), un Z inversé sous le buste.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Caius Messius Quintus Trajan Dèce auguste).


Reverse legend : S C À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une palme, les ailes déployées, tête à gauche et queue à droite, tenant une couronne feuillée dans son bec.
Reverse legend : DHMARC EX OUSIAS.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne / avec l’accord du Sénat d’Antioche).


La référence 602A a été créée pour distinguer la marque d’atelier Z de celle où la lettre est inversée. Richard McAlee ne distingue pas les deux.
Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, cinq exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés pour ce type, aucun en musée, à noter que l’exemplaire qui illustre le type dans le Coins of Roman Antioch de Richard McAlee a un Z inversé.

Historical background



Decius was born in 201 in Lower Pannonia. After a brilliant career which opened the doors of the Senate to him, he was governor of Lower Moesia under the reign of Alexander Severus. At the end of the reign of Philip, winner on the Danube of barbarian hordes, he was proclaimed august despite his refusal. He writes it to Philippe who does not believe him and marches against him. Philip and his son are killed in battle near Verona. Decius joins to his name that, prestigious, of Trajan. After a stint in Rome, Decius travels to the Danubian Limes. Deserted, the limes allowed the Goths to filter through, ravaging the Danubian provinces, where the Emperor originated. He fails to stem the invasion. From 250, a new plague ravages the Empire. The plague decimated population and herds and further weakened the limes. He began a persecution against Christians in 250 (Polyeucte, Corneille). The following year, he went to the limes, defeated the Goths, but his son was killed. He himself finds death while wanting to avenge him. He is the first emperor to fall in battle against the Barbarians.

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