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Live auction - brm_646230 - AELIUS Sesterce

AELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 15:23:43
Type : Sesterce
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Beau buste inhabituel et patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. AELIVS - CAESAR.
Obverse description : Buste tête nue, drapé et cuirassé d’Aelius à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Aelius Caesar”, (Lucius Aélius césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT - COS II/ S|C// CONCORD.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite, et appuyant le coude gauche sur une corne d’abondance, posée sur une base.
Reverse translation : “Tribunitia Potestate Consul iterum// Concordia”, (Revêtu de la Puissance Tribunitienne Consul pour la deuxième fois// La Concorde).

Commentary


Type que nous présentons pour la première fois avec ce buste.

Historical background


AÉLIVS

(+1/01/138)

Caesar

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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