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E-auction 262-184729 - ANTONINUS PIUS As

ANTONINUS PIUS As VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 73 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:22:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 148-149
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 12,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière avec un joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate duodecimum", (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la douzième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MVNIFICENTIA AVG// COS IIII/SC.
Reverse description : Éléphant passant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Munificentia Augusti// Consul quartum”, (la générosité de l’empereur// consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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