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brm_573706 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier VF
90.00 €(Approx. 108.90$ | 78.30£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 114
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante mais qui reste parfaitement identifiable. Colonne bien visible. Manque de métal à 1h au revers. Patine grise

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 Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifico Maximo Tribunicia Potestate Consulo sextum, Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur Trajan auguste germanique, dacique, grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTI-MO PRINCIPI.
Reverse description : La colonne Trajane, posée sur une base, accostée de deux aigles surmontée d’une statue de Trajan.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populusque Romanus Optimo Principi”, (Le Sénat et le peuple Romain, au meilleur des princes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Revers historiquement important.

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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