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bpv_715180 - TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TRAJANUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 98-99
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,06 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
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Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite avec l’égide sur l’épaule gauche (O*4).
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAIANOS SEB GERM (Autokrator Kaisar Nerua Traianos Sebastos Germanikos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique).


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face sur un foudre, tournée à gauche, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à droite, une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse legend : DHMARC/ EX - UPAT B (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos B).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Rubans de type 3. Ce type, attribué par Michel Prieur à Tyr est aussi parfois attribué à l’atelier d’Antioche, en particulier par Richard McAlee.

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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