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bpv_766714 - ANTONINUS PIUS As

ANTONINUS PIUS As VF
90.00 €(Approx. 96.30$ | 75.60£)
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Type : As
Date: c. 145-161
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 10,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOK KAI TI AIL ADRI AN-TwNEINO SEB EUSE.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Titus Aelius Hadrien Antonin auguste pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S C/ B.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (avec l’accord du Sénat).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


ANTONINUS PIUS

(02/25/138-03/7/161)

Augustus

Antonin was born on September 19, 86 in Lanuvium. His family is from Gaul (Nîmes). He was a wealthy senator who married Faustina the Elder between 110 and 115 and thus entered Hadrian's family by marriage. After the death of Aelius on January 1, 138, Hadrian chose Antonin to succeed him on February 25, 138, adding two adopted sons, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Hadrian dies on July 10 and Antonin succeeds him. He must first fight to deify Hadrian, enemy of the Senate. In 139, Marc Aurèle becomes Caesar and Faustina Augusta. His reign is calm and happy and symbolizes the "Pax Romana" of the second century. In 148, he commemorated with pomp the 900th anniversary of Rome.

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