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E-auction 530-448512 - bpv_719164 - TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 68 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 12 June 2023 14:57:20
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: an 15
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,18 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, court sur les légendes à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne gris foncé avec des reflets dorés


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*) ; au-dessous, un aigle debout à droite et derrière, une massue.
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 : Tête laurée de Melqart (Hercule) à droite, la léonté nouée sur le cou.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. .EX. IE UPAT. E., (Dhmarcikhs Exousias IE Upatos e).
Reverse translation : (Quinzième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la cinquième fois).


Rubans de type 1. Le portrait de Melqart est, sur ces tétradrachmes, plus ou moins hellénisé. Sur notre exemplaire il est particulièrement massif et brutal, probablement au plus proche de la représentation cultuelle du héros, donnant une image de force physique très impressionnante, particulièrement par le cou massif de lutteur.

Historical background




Trajan was born on September 18, 53 in Italica, near Seville in Spain, like his pupil Hadrian. He belongs to a family of settlers settled in Spain. After a brilliant military career under the Flavians, he was consul in 91 and legate of Germania Superior when he was adopted by Nerva in 97 to succeed him. After the death of the latter, he becomes august. His reign will be devoted to numerous military campaigns against the Germans on the Rhine limes, which earned him the title of Germanicus. Then, he led two Dacian wars against Decebalus which ended with the annexation of Dacia. Trajan prepares a campaign against the Parthians, the turbulent and powerful neighbors to the east. He left Rome for the East and established his headquarters in Antioch before invading the Parthian kingdom. He will go as far as Ctesiphon (Seleucia on the Tigris). When he died on August 8, 117, the Empire was at its peak and experienced its greatest territorial expansion..

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