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bpv_518506 - TRAJANUS Drachme

TRAJANUS Drachme VF
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Price : 125.00 €
Type : Drachme
Date: an 15
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli revers inhabituel. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste héroïque lauré de Trajan à droite, avec l’égide 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


Reverse legend : LIZ.
Reverse description : Kalathos sur une colonne, entouré de deux serpents.
Reverse translation : (An 17).

Commentary


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

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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