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E-auction 397-310063 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

TRAJANUS Sesterce
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 23 November 2020 14:28:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 99-100
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré au droit à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Revers fruste
Catalogue references :
C.-  - RIC.-  - BMC/RE.-  - H.1/-  - MRK.-  - RCV.-  - SIR.-  - IGBI.-  - MIR. 14-

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIA-N AVG GERM P M.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite avec l’égide (O*4).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus", (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste ermanique grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse description : Fruste.

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Revers fruste. Seulement une petite tête de Méduse sur l’épaule est visible.

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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