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E-auction 353-266704 - ANTONINUS PIUS As

ANTONINUS PIUS As VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:32:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 142
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite d’Antonin le Pieux (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium”, (Antonin auguste pieux, père de la patrie, revêtu de puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [ANNONA] - AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) drapée, debout à droite, tenant deux épis de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; à ses pieds de chaque côté, un modius rempli d’épis à gauche et la poupe d’une galère à droite.
Reverse translation : “Annona Augusti”, (L’Annone de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. Ce type est frappé à l’occasion de la troisième émission des quinquennalia d’Antonin le Pieux d’après le classement de P. Hill. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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