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brm_864249 - ANTONINUS PIUS As

ANTONINUS PIUS As VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2024)
Price : 80.00 €
Type : As
Date: 155-156
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 12,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli portrait d’Antonin. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Imperator iterum", (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la deuxième acclamation impériale).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT XIX - COS IIII/ S|C.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) diadémée et drapée debout à gauche, pointant la main au-dessus d'un globe et tenant de la main gauche un sceptre.
Reverse translation : "Tribunicia Potestate undevicesimum Consul quartum", (Revêtu de la dix-neuvième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois).

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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