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bpv_631866 - TRAJANUS Quart d’unité

TRAJANUS Quart d’unité AU
125.00 €(Approx. 148.75$ | 107.50£)
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Type : Quart d’unité
Date: c. 99-100
Mint name / Town : Césarée Maritime, Samarie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête au droit. Revers énigmatique. Jolie patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Tychè coiffée de la couronne murale et drapé à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Pyramide.
Reverse legend : EPI/ BAS-SOU// ET G.
Reverse translation : (du magistrat Bassos an 3).

Commentary


Titus Pomponius Bassus, consul suffect de 94 fut gouverneur de la province de Cappadoce-Galatie du printemps 94 à la mi 100.

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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