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bpv_584459 - TRAJANUS Didrachme

TRAJANUS Didrachme XF
175.00 €(Approx. 208.25$ | 155.75£)
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Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 115-117
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,69 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, un peu court sur la légende de droit. Buste de Trajan à l’usure régulière. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21) , un globe à la pointe du cou.
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS [NER TRAIA]NOS SEB GERM DAK (Autokratoros Kaisaros Neruaos Traianos Sebastos Germanikos Dasikos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique, dacique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste d’Artémis vu à mi-corps, vêtue du chiton, tenant une phiale (patère) de la main droite et une lance verticale de la main gauche .
Reverse legend : DHM-ARC EX UPATO s, (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upato S).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois).

Commentary


Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé 21 exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 6,72 g.

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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