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E-auction 303-221995 - AELIUS As

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 106 €
Maximum bid : 106 €
End of the sale : 04 February 2019 14:13:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,14 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli buste. Revers gratté anciennement. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : L. AELIVS - CAESAR.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue d’Aelius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Ælius Cæsar”, (Lucius Aelius césar).


Reverse legend : TR. PO-T - COS II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune), drapée debout à gauche, tenant des fleurs de la main droite et une corne d’abondance ainsi qu’un gouvernail de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).


Type que nous présentons pour la première fois !.

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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