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Live auction - brm_466634 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

TRAJANUS Sesterce AU
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Estimate : 980 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:36:56
Type : Sesterce
Date: 116
Mint name / Town : Rome, donativa
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré. Très beau portrait de haut relief. Légèrement décentré au revers sur la légende. Félicité de haut relief. Magnifique patine vert olive lissée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXIX n° 170 (650€ + frais) et de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : SENATVS. [POP]VLVS. QVE. ROMANVS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus”, (Le Sénat et le peuple romain).

Commentary


Monnaie à l’épigraphie élégante.

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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