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bpv_636875 - TRAJANUS Unité

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Type : Unité
Date: an 230
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan. Belle tête de Tychè. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine vert foncé
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée et voilée de Tychè à droite; derrière une palme.


Reverse legend : MONOGRAMME DE TYR.
Reverse description : Astarté tourelée et drapée debout à gauche sur une galère, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et un sceptre cruciforme transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : LS - (MTUR).
Reverse translation : (Tyr/ an 230).


Poids léger. Monnayage provincial autonome. Ce bronze a été frappé en 104-105 sous le règne de Trajan d’après l’ère provinciale.

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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