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Live auction - brm_482137 - ANTONINUS PIUS Aureus

ANTONINUS PIUS Aureus MS
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Type : Aureus
Date: 139
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,53 g.
Rarity : R3
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Sous coque NGC AU. Exemplaire incroyable, d’une rare beauté. Aucune usure visible avec un portrait magnifique. Défaut de flan à 1 heure. Revers extraordinaire, parfaitement centré. La monnaie a conservé une grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P.
Obverse description : Tête nue 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 - COS II.
Reverse description : La Piété drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une boite à encens (acerra) de la main droite et levant la main gauche au dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunicienne, consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du trésor de Corbridge, NC. 1912,pl. XVIIII, n° 13 et que l’exemplaire du trésor de Liberchies, n° 325, pl. XXIX.

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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