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brm_462242 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier XF
120.00 €(Approx. 134.40$ | 110.40£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 114
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré avec un beau buste inhabituel. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Thierry Petit

Obverse


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 Pontifici Maximo Tribuniciae Potestate Consuli sextum Patri Patriae", (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 O-PTIMO PRINCIPI.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, marchant à droite, le trophée sur l'épaule gauche et tenant une haste de la main droite, la ceinture ornée du parazonium.
Reverse translation : "Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi", (Le Sénat et le Peuple romain, au meilleur des princes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Grand buste quasi héroïque avec le drapé visible des deux cotés.

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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