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E-auction 270-192096 - AELIUS As

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 101 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:18:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale et épais bien centré des deux cotés. Usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : L. AELIVS - CAESAR.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Aélius à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Ælius Cæsar”, (Lucius Aelius césar).


Reverse legend : TR. PO-T - COS II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Spes (l’Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).


Cet as appartient à l’émission d’adoption d’Aelius par Hadrien d’après le classement de P. V. Hill.

Historical background


(+1/01/138) Lucius Ceionius Commodus puis Lucius Ælius Verus

Caesar (12/136-1/01/138)

Aelius, perhaps illegitimate son of Hadrian, received the title of Caesar at the very end of 136. Consul in 137, became Lucius Verus Ælius, he was sent as governor in Pannonia in 137. Ill, he returned to Rome and died on 1 January 138.

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