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brm_305825 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier AU/XF
130.00 €(Approx. 144.30$ | 118.30£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 116
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Trajan. Joli revers de style fin avec une usure superficielle. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Cæsar Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Parthico", (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique dacique parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P COS - . - VI P P S P Q R .
Reverse description : Genio (GPR) (le Génie du Peuple Romain) debout à gauche, nu, tenant une patère de la main droite et deux épis de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul sextum Pater Patriæ Senatus Populusque Romanus", (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la sixième fois, père de la patrie, le Sénat et le Peuple romain).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Épigraphie élégante.

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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