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bpv_598715 - TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 114
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 14,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Jolis portraits, notamment de Melqart. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Prieur 1519 (1 ex.)


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite posée sur un aigle debout à droite ; dans le champ à droite, une massue posée en oblique.
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAIANOS SEB GERM DAK, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Neruao 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 - IH UPAT V, (Dhmarcikhs Exousias IZ Upatos e).
Reverse translation : (Dix-septième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois).

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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