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Live auction - brm_713537 - TRAJANUS Sesterce

TRAJANUS Sesterce AU/XF
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 1 600 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:01:54
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: quinzième anniversaire de règne
Date: 111
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un très beau buste de l’empereur Trajan. Joli revers. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B

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, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Cæsari NervæTraiano Augusto Germanico Dacico Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consule quintum 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// ALIM ITAL.
Reverse description : Annona (l'Annone) debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite deux épis et de la gauche une corne d'abondance et étendant sa protection au-dessus d'un citoyen.
Reverse translation : "Senatus Populusque Romanus Optimo Principi// Alimentaria Italiæ" (le Sénat du peuple Romain, au meilleur des Princes// Les pensionnés de l'Italie).

Commentary


Il s’agit d’un citoyen et pas d’un enfant comme le décrivent la plupart des ouvrages. Ce sesterce est frappé à l’occasion des quindecennalia de l’empereur.

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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