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Live auction - brm_458471 - AELIUS Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 320 €
Maximum bid : 320 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:37:14
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de très beau style avec un remarquable portrait d’Aelius. Joli revers. Patine grise


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


Reverse legend : TR PO-T - COS II.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la seconde fois).


Ce denier appartient à la première émission pour Aélius seul, en début 137, juste avant son départ pour la Pannonie.

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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