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brm_479765 - TRAJANUS Quinaire

TRAJANUS Quinaire XF
280.00 €(Approx. 313.60$ | 257.60£)
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Type : Quinaire
Date: 107
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,63 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré et complet des deux cotés. Joli portrait de style fin. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Traiano Augusto Germanico Dacico Pontifici Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consule quintum Patri Patriæ", (À l'empereur Trajan auguste germanique dacique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la cinquième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OP-TIMO PRINCIPI.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi”, (au nom du Sénat et du Peuple romain au meilleur des princes).

Commentary


Type excessivement rare avec un seul exemplaire connu dans l’ouvrage de Cathy King (n°52a), conservé au musée de Cardiff (NMW) !.

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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