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brm_476855 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier AU/XF
125.00 €(Approx. 152.50$ | 111.25£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 117
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Flan éclaté à 11h. Patine grise, avec des reflets bleutés au revers. Très beau buste de Trajan
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusto Germanico Dacico”, (A l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan, le Meilleur, germanique dacique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PARTHICO P M T-R P C-OS VI P P SPQR.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué marchant à droite, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un trophée reposant sur l'épaule gauche.
Reverse translation : “Parthico Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consulo Sexti Patri Patriæ Senatus Populus Que Romanus”, (au Parthique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la sixième fois père de la patrie au nom du Sénat et du Peuple romain).

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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