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E-auction 253-176602 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 85 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:28:30
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 108
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Trajan. Revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Traiano Augusto Germanico Dacico Pontifici Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate" (À l'empereur Trajan auguste germanique dacique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite un caducée et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Consul Quintum Pater Patriæ Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi" (Consul pour la cinquième fois, père de la patrie, le Sénat et le Peuple romain, au meilleur des princes).

Commentary


Poids léger. 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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