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bpv_628985 - TRAJANUS Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 15,77 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Patine marron


Obverse description : Buste laurén drapé et cuirassé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT TRAIAN ARIS - SEB GERMDAKIK , (Autokrator Traianos Aristos Sebastos Germanikos Dakikos).
Obverse translation : (l’empereur césar Trajan le meilleur auguste germanique dacique).


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Le Nil nu jusqu’à la ceinture allongé à gauche sur un crocodile tourné à droite, tenant de la main droite un roseau rtune corne d’abondance et le bras gauche appuyé sur un rocher.
Reverse legend : ID.
Reverse translation : (an 19).

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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