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Live auction - brm_623477 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

TRAJANUS Sesterce AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2020 15:04:49
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: decennalia
Date: 107
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 25,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Quelques faiblesses sur les légendes. Très joli revers. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P .
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Pontifici Maximo Tribunicia Potestate Consuli quinto Patri Patriæ", (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique, dacique, grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la cinquième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S. P. Q. R. OPTIMO PRINCIPI/ -|-// S C.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) drapée, assise à gauche sur un siège à dossier, tenant une patère de la main droite, le bras gauche appuyé sur l’accoudoir, nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d’un autel.
Reverse translation : "Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi", (le Sénat et le Peuple romain au meilleur des Princes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Grand buste. Émission spéciale pour les Decennalia d’après le classement de P. V. Hill.

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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