Obverse legend : IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Traiano Augusto Germanico Dacico Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul sextum Pater 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 legend : S. P. Q. R. OPTI-MO PRINCIPI.
Reverse description : Statue équestre de Trajan à gauche, tenant une longue haste renversée de la main droite et une victoriola de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi”, (Le Sénat et le Peuple romain, au meilleur des Princes).
(27/10/97-8/08/117) Marcus Ulpius Traianus
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.