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Live auction - brm_340780 - TRAJANUS Dupondius

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:27:22
Type : Dupondius
Date: 101
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Trajan taillée à la serpe. Revers de style fin à l’usure superficielle. Magnifique patine verte


Obverse description : Buste radié de Trajan à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus”, (L'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste, germanique grand pontife).


Reverse legend : TR POT - COS IIII P P// S C.
Reverse description : Abundantia (l'Abondance) drapée, assise à gauche sur un siège formé de deux cornes d'abondance, tenant un sceptre de la main droite, le coude gauche appuyé sur son siège.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 3. Portrait massif du début du règne. Buste drapé sur l’épaule avec le paludamentum visible sur le cou. Ce type de buste semble beaucoup plus rare.

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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