Obverse legend : IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P .
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifici Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consuli sexto Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur césar Trajan auguste germanique, dacique, grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la sixième fois père de la patrie).
Reverse legend : SENATVS POPVLVS QVE ROMANVS// FORT RED/ S C EN DEUX LIGNES À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus// Fortuna Reduci”, (le Sénat et le Peuple romain/ au retour de la Fortune).
(27/10/97-8/08/117) Marcus Ulpius Traianus
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.