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Live auction - brm_541082 - TRAJANUS Dupondius

TRAJANUS Dupondius XF
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 115
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré au droit mais légèrement décentré au revers. Champ gauche légèrement gratté au revers. Beau buste de Trajan ainsi qu’une jolie Felicitas. Patine verte hétérogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consuli quinto Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan le meilleur auguste germanique dacique, grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la cinquième fois, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SENATVS PO-PVLVS QVE ROMANVS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant de la main droite un caducée et de la main gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus”, (Le Sénat et le Peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3.

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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