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bpv_584440 - TRAJANUS Didrachme

125.00 €(Approx. 146.25$ | 105.00£)
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Type : Didrachme
Date: 98-99
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Belle tête de Trajan à l’usure régulière. Frappe molle et faible au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec d’infimes concrétions vertes au revers
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (A*).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI NEROUAS TRAIA-NOS SEBAS GERM, (Autokrator Kaisar Nerua Traianos Sebastos Germanikos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique, dacique).


Reverse description : Eleutheria (Libertas) (la Liberté drapée debout à gauche, tenant un bonnet de la main droite tendue et un scpetre de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : DHM EX UPAT B, (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos B).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Pour ce type, les auteurs du Roman Porvincial Coinage ont recensé 15 exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 6,36 g.

Historical background


(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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