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brm_465975 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

TRAJANUS Sesterce VF/VF
250.00 €(Approx. 282.50$ | 225.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 110
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 22,30 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante mais beau revers. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, avec pan de paludamentum sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Caesari Nerave Traiano Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifico Maximo Tribunicia Potestate Consulo Quintum Patri Patriae" (A l'Empereur César Nerva Trajan Auguste Germanique, Dacique, Grand Pontife, détenteur de la Puissance tribunicienne, Consul pour la cinquième fois, Père de la Patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI// S|C// AQVA/TRAIANA.
Reverse description : Dieu du Fleuve allongé à gauche sous l'arc d'une grotte tenue par deux colonnes.
Reverse translation : "Senatus Populusque Romanus Optimo Principi/ Aqua Traiana" (Le Sénat et le Peuple Romain, au meilleur des Princes/ Eau Trajane).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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