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E-auction 353-266667 - brm_305839 - TRAJANUS Denier

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 92 €
Maximum bid : 110 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:13:30
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 20 février - automne
Date: 116
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Trajan de haut relief. Joli revers de style fin et de haut relief. Jolie patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe
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Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Parthico", (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan, le meilleur, germanique, dacique, parthique).


Reverse legend : P M TR P CO-S - VI P P S P Q R/ PRO-VID.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée, debout à gauche, pointant son index droit au-dessus d’un globe et tenant un sceptre de la main gauche, appuyée de son coude droit sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : "Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consule Sexto Patri Patriæ Senatus Populusque Romanus/ Providentia", (Grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois, père de la patrie, au nom du Sénat et du Peuple romain/ la Providence).


Rubans de type 3.

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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