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bpv_584530 - TRAJANUS Didrachme

TRAJANUS Didrachme VF/VF
95.00 €(Approx. 114.95$ | 82.65£)
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Type : Didrachme
Date: 113-115
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 20,00 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 6,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Flan taché au revers avec des concrétions vertes
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : [AUTOKR KAIS] NER TRAIANw ARISTw SEB GERM D[AK] (Autokratoros Kaisaros Neruaos Traianos Aristw Sebastos Germanikos Dasikos).
Obverse translation : (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan le meilleur auguste germanique, dacique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite, un arc et une flèche de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : [DHMAR-C] EX UPATO S, (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos S).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Pour ce type, les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont relevé un poids moyen de 6,68 pour 37 exemplaires.

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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