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Live auction - bpv_467996 - TRAJANUS Triassaria

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:37:26
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Triassaria
Date: an 118
Mint name / Town : Neoclaudiopolis, Galatie-Cappadoce
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,12 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré un peu court sur les légendes en particulier au droit. Beau buste de Trajan inhabituel. Usure plus prononcée au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : ??? ??? ???????? ?????? ??? ??? ???????.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Nerva Trajan césar auguste germanique dacique).


Reverse description : Trajan debout à droite, vu de face, vêtu militairement, tenant une longue javeline de la main droite couronné par Tyché drapée debout à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : ???????????????? ????? ??? .
Reverse translation : (Neoclaudiopolis an 118).


Seulement cinq exemplaires recénsés dans le RPC online 2908. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du British Museum provenant de la collection von Aulock (n° 6827).

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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