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E-auction 392-304985 - ANTONINUS PIUS As

ANTONINUS PIUS As F
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:34:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 148
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, identifiable.
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XI.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite.
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate undecimum”, Antonin august pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la onzième puissance tribuntienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - IIII/ VOTA.
Reverse description : Antonin voilé et drapé debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un rouleau de la main gauche, sacrifiant au-dessus d’un trépied.
Reverse translation : “Consul quartum/ Vota”, (Consul pour la quatrième fois/ Vœux).

Commentary


Poids léger. Un seul ruban visible. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

Historical background


Antoninus Pius

(25/02/138-7/03/161) Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus

August (10/07/138-7/03/161)

Antonin was born September 19, 86 at Lanuvium. His family is originally from Gaul (Nîmes). It is a rich senator who married Faustina the former between 110 and 115 and thus entered marriage in Hadrian's family. After the death of Aelius 1 January 138, Hadrian chose Antoninus his successor on February 25 138 in two adjoining her adoptive son, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Hadrian died on July 10 and Antonin succeeded him. He must first fight to deify Hadrian, enemy of the Senate. In 139, Caesar Marcus Aurelius and Faustina became augusta. His reign was peaceful and happy and symbolizes the "Pax Romana" of the second century. In 148, it commemorates the 900th anniversary with pomp of Rome.

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