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Live auction - brm_612598 - AELIUS Denier

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 396 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:15:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait d’Aélius. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


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. POT - COS II// CONCORD À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite, le coude gauche appuyé sur une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum// Concordia”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la seconde fois// la Concorde).


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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