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brm_273689 - TRAJANUS Dupondius

TRAJANUS Dupondius XF
145.00 €(Approx. 160.95$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 99
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,23 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Trajan. Joli revers. Belle patine vert d’eau

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Trajan à droite (O).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus", (l’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste, germanique grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT - COS II// SC.
Reverse description : Abundantia (l'Abondance) ou Justicia (la Justice) drapée, assise à gauche sur un siège formé de deux cornes d'abondance, tenant un sceptre de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois Père de la Patrie).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Ruban de type 3. Portrait particulier, légèrement stylisé, magnifique. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente qui semble en fait 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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