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bpv_507271 - TRAJANUS Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: an 16
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33hyd,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,07 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec les bords biseautés. Beau buste de Trajan. Revers inhabituel. Patine verte
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Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche.
Obverse legend : AUT - TRAIAN S-EB GERM DAKIK, (Autokrator Traianos Sebastos Germanikos Dkikos).
Obverse translation : (l’empereur Trajan auguste germanique dacique).


Reverse legend : LIS.
Reverse description : Le Nil barbu, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant un roseau de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche, couronné par Euthenia drapée debout à gauche .
Reverse translation : (an 16).


Poids léger. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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