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Live auction - bpv_728798 - TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 650 €
Maximum bid : 700 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 15:16:52
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: an 16
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très joli droit. Revers finement détaillé. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite posée sur un aigle debout à droite ; entre la tête et l’aigle, une massue posée horizontalement.
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAIANOS SEB GERM DAK, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Neruaos Traianos Sebastos Germanikos Dakikos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique dacique).


Reverse description : Tyché d’Antioche, tourelée et drapée avec le chiton et le peplos, tenant des épis et un pavot de la main droite assise à droite sur des rochers ; à ses pieds l’Oronte nageant à droite, tournant la tête à gauche.
Reverse legend : DHMARC/ EX Is - UPAT s, (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Is Upatos s).
Reverse translation : (Seizième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois).


Cet exemplaire est illustré dans l’ouvrage de Richard McAlee, p. 205, n° 471.

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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