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E-auction 304-222753 - AELIUS Dupondius

AELIUS Dupondius VF/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 50 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 11 February 2019 14:26:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, recouvert d’une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une ancienne collection française de la première moitié du XXe siècle, dispersée à Marseille le 6 décembre 2017. Avec son étiquette d’origine


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


Reverse legend : T-R POT - COS - II/ S|C// SALVS.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) drapée, assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d’un autel.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum// Salus”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois// la Santé).


Poids léger.

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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