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E-auction 417-328396 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 12 April 2021 14:16:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 145
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,76 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré. Beau buste de Marc Aurèle. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS - CAES AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle césar à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O°2).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS- COS II// S C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement, debout à droite, tenant le parazonium de la main gauche et une haste de la main droite, le pied gauche semble posé sur un casque.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate sextum Consul iterum/ Virtus”, (revêtu de la sixième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois/ laVIrilité).

Commentary


Poids léger. Exemplaire que nous présentons pour la deuxième fois à la vente.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(139-17/03/180) Marcus Ælius Aurelius Verus

Caesar (139-7/03/161)

Marcus Aurelius, born 26 April 121, lost his father at age 9. He is the grand-son of Marcus Annius Verus, brother of Hadrian and Trajan related to, and the son of Domitia Lucilla, the half-sister of Hadrian. It receives careful Herod Atticus and Fronton as teachers education. In 135, he converted to Stoicism, source of inspiration for writing "Thoughts". After the death of Aelius, he was adopted by Antoninus and Lucius Verus, at the request of Hadrian dying. After 10 July 138, is engaged to Faustina, born in 128 or 132, and he married in 145. Caesar from 139 coated consulate in 140, Marcus Aurelius 147 receives power of the tribunes and succeeds Antonin 161.

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