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E-auction 542-465680 - bpv_839968 - TRAJANUS Quart d’unité

TRAJANUS Quart d’unité AU
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 04 September 2023 14:52:20
bidders : 6 bidders
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
Catalogue references :


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


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


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 was born on September 18, 53 in Italica, near Seville in Spain, like his pupil Hadrian. He belongs to a family of settlers settled in Spain. After a brilliant military career under the Flavians, he was consul in 91 and legate of Germania Superior when he was adopted by Nerva in 97 to succeed him. After the death of the latter, he becomes august. His reign will be devoted to numerous military campaigns against the Germans on the Rhine limes, which earned him the title of Germanicus. Then, he led two Dacian wars against Decebalus which ended with the annexation of Dacia. Trajan prepares a campaign against the Parthians, the turbulent and powerful neighbors to the east. He left Rome for the East and established his headquarters in Antioch before invading the Parthian kingdom. He will go as far as Ctesiphon (Seleucia on the Tigris). When he died on August 8, 117, the Empire was at its peak and experienced its greatest territorial expansion..

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