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bpv_634297 - TRAJANUS Hemidrachme

TRAJANUS Hemidrachme AU
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: 100
Mint name / Town : Cyrène, Cyrénaïque
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,76 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Belles têtes de Trajan et de Zeus Ammon. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT KAIS NER TRAIANOS SEB GERM (Autokrator Kaisar Nerua Traianos Sebastos Germanikos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête de Zeus Ammon cornue à droite.
Reverse legend : DHM EX - UPAT G (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos G).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type était précédemment atribué à l’atelier de Césarée de Cappadoce, suivi par les ouvrages postérieurs au Sydenham. W. Metcalf réattribue cette série à la Cyrénaïque pour l’atelier de Cyrène, certainement à cause de la tête de Zeus Ammon au revers.

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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