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bpv_451676 - TRAJANUS Tridrachme

TRAJANUS Tridrachme XF/VF
250.00 €(Approx. 302.50$ | 217.50£)
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Type : Tridrachme
Date: 106
Mint name / Town : Arabie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, un peu court sur les légendes. Beau portrait de Trajan. Frappe un peu faible au revers. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement tachée au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME I, n° 306

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste de Trajan à droite, l’égide sur l’épaule gauche (O*4).
Obverse legend : AUTOK KAIS NER TRAINAOS SEB GERM DAK.
Obverse translation : (Lempereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique dacique).

Reverse


Reverse description : L'Arabie debout de face tournée à gauche, coiffée du stéphané, vêtue du chiton et du péplos, tenant une branche de laurier de la main gauche et de la main droite un faisceau de roseaux ; à gauche, un petit dromadaire, tourné à gauche..
Reverse legend : DHMARC EX UPAT E.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la cinquième fois.

Commentary


Ce type était précédemment attribué à l’atelier de Cséarée de Cappadoce.

Historical background


TRAJAN

(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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