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E-auction 357-270244 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 80 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 17 February 2020 14:14:30
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 114
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,51 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement ovale, un peu court sur la légende au revers. Beau portrait de Trajan. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Traiano Augusto Germanico Dacico Pontifici Maximo Tribunitiæ Potestate Consuli sexto Patri Patriæ", (À l'empereur Trajan auguste Germanique Dacique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunicienne consul pour la sixième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant de la main droite un caducée et de la gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populusque Romanus Optimo Principi", (le Sénat et le Peuple romain, au meilleur des Princes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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