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E-auction 473-384752 - bpv_694536 - TRAJANUS Unité, (MB, Æ 22)

TRAJANUS Unité, (MB, Æ 22) VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 87 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 09 May 2022 14:54:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Unité, (MB, Æ 22)
Date: c. 97-98
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête radiée de Trajan à droite (O).
Obverse legend : KAISAR - TRAIANOS, (Kaisar Traianos).
Obverse translation : (César Trajan.


Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne de laurier terminée par un petit aigle de face, les ailes déployées.
Reverse legend : QES/SALO/NIKE/wN, (Qessalonikewn).
Reverse translation : (de Thessalonique).


Exemplaire tout à fait exceptionnel de par son état de conservation. Rubans de type 3. Monnaie ne portant que le titre de César. Pourrions nous avoir affaire à une monnaies frappée entre le 27 octobre 97 et le 25 janvier 98, au moment où le général victorieux était associé au pouvoir par Nerva avant de lui succéder ?.

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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