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E-auction 410-322267 - brm_646310 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

TRAJANUS Sesterce VF/F
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 66 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:33:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 116
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire en partie lisible et identifiable. Écrasement de la frappe au revers

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO 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 Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Parthico Pontifici Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consuli sexto Patri Patriæ”, (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique, dacique, parthique grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la sixième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : REX PARTHIS - DATVS// S. C.
Reverse description : Trajan assis à gauche sur une chaise curule sur une estrade, vêtu militairement, accompagné par un soldat (préfet du prétoire), plaçant une couronne sur la tête du roi Parthamaspates qui se tient devant l’estrade face à la Parthie, agenouillée, tendant la main.
Reverse translation : “Rex Parthis Datus”, (Roi donné aux Parthes).

Commentary


Pour ce type de revers, il existe quatre types de bustes. Pour notre type, B Woytek a isolé cinq variantes différentes.

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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