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Live auction - brm_362165 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 500 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:55:14
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: 107
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,23 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour le monnayage de bronze sur un flan très large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Superbe portrait d’un très joli style et de haut relief tout à fait inédit pour le type. Revers de style fin de haut relief. Jolie patine vert foncé avec d’infimes concrétions vertes
Catalogue references :
C.- - RIC.- - BMC/RE.- - H.1/- - RCV.- - MRK.- - SIR.-


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consuli quinto Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique dacique, grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la cinquième fois, père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI/ S C.
Reverse description : Trajan debout à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche, couronné par la Victoire, tenant une palme de la main gauche et une couronne de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus que Romanus Optimo Principi”, (Le Sénat et le Peuple romain, au meilleur des princes).


Rubans de type 3. Le buste est tout à fait exceptionnel avec la cuirasse lisse (lorica, chalcochiton) dont le sein est perceptible sous le paludamentum avec les ptéryges larges et l’épaulière visible.

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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