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bpv_632007 - TRAJANUS Tridrachme

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Type : Tridrachme
Date: 100
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Des faiblesses au revers. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Trajan à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOKR KAIS NER TRAIA-NOS SEB GERM, (Autokrator Kaisaros Neruas Traionos Sebastos Germanikos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Nerva Trajan auguste germanique).


Reverse description : Rome nicéphore assise à gauche sur des boucliers, casquée et vêtue militairement, tenant un petite Nikè de la main droite tendue et le parazonium de la main gauche, apuyée sur un bouclier.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX UPAT. G (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos G).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième 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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