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Live auction - brm_580049 - DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS Denier MS
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 230 €
Maximum bid : 230 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 15:01:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,12 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré présentant un superbe portrait d’Antonin. La monnaie a conservé la majorité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVVS ANTONINVS.
Obverse description : Buste, tête nue d'Antonin le Pieux à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O°2).
Obverse translation : “Divus Antoninus”, (Divin Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSECRATIO.
Reverse description : Bûcher funéraire surmonté d'un quadrige vu de face.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).

Historical background


Antoninus Pius

(+7/03/161) Divus Antoninus

Consecration of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Antonin was born in 86. He had been very sick and almost died 144. From 160, the emperor is continuously bedridden. At the beginning of the year 161, Antonin no longer rises and died 7 March 161. He was immediately deified by Marcus Aurelius and buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the current Castel Sant'Angelo. The crematorium "Ustrinum Antonini Pii" seems to be the one that had been used for cremation Faustina Old in 141. It was located in the Regio IX Circus Maximus west of the Corso, near the present Piazza Montecitorio.

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