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brm_342766 - ANTONINUS PIUS As

ANTONINUS PIUS As AU/XF
250.00 €(Approx. 272.50$ | 207.50£)
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Type : As
Date: 160-161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête d’Antonin. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ”, (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT XXIIII - COS IIII/ S|C.
Reverse description : Génius (Génie du Peuple Romain) vêtu de l’himation, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite et sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Tribunica Potestate quartum vicesimum consul quartum”, (Revêtu de la vingt-quatrième puissance tribunitienne et du quatrième consulat.

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Ce type est frappé entre le 10 décembre 160 et le 7 mars 161, date de la mort de l’empereur.

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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