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bpv_584223 - TRAJANUS Tridrachme

TRAJANUS Tridrachme XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Tridrachme
Date: 111
Mint name / Town : Bostra, Arabie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,22 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale. Beau buste de Trajan. Frappe un peu faible au revers sur une partie de la légende. Patine de collection ancienne
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Obverse description : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAIANOS SEB GERM DAK, (Autokrator Kaisaros Neruas Traionos Sebastos Germanikos Dakikos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique dacique).


Reverse description : L'Arabie debout à gauche, drapée, tenant de la main droite, une branche de laurier et un objet longiforme ; derrière elle à gauche, un dromadaire.
Reverse legend : DHMARC [EC UPAT] E (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos E).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la cinquième fois).


Pour W. E. Metcalf, ce type a été frappé entre 106 et 111 dans l’atelier de Bostra, capitale de la nouvelle province d’Arabie. Pour ce type, les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé 70 exemplaires avec unpoids moyen de 10,82 g.

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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