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E-auction 349-263051 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 110 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:28:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 100
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais bien centré. Tête massive de Trajan. Joli revers. Patine vert clair écaillée
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite avec l’égide sur l’épaule (O*4).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus", (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique).


Reverse legend : P M TR P COS III P P.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) drapée, assise à gauche, tenant une patère et une double corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background


(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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