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E-auction 248-170776 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier XF
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Estimate : 135 €
Price : 96 €
Maximum bid : 96 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:22:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 117
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés, court sur les légendes. Beau portrait inhabituel de Trajan. Revers de style fin à l’usure régulière. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC.
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" , (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan, le meilleur, germanique, dacique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R// FORT RED.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifico Maximo Tribunitiæ Potestate Consulo Sexti Patri Patriæ Senatus Populusque Romanus// Fortuna Reduci" (Au grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois, père de la patrie, au nom du Sénat et du Peuple Romain// le retour de la Fortun.

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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