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v38_0589 - ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

MONNAIES 38 (2009)
Starting price : 125.00 €
Estimate : 200.00 €
Realised price : 151.00 €
Number of bids : 2
Maximum bid : 170.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 146
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Emission: 19e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Représentation inhabituelle du revers qui est en parfait état. Recouvert d’une très belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
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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 legend : COS - IIII.
Reverse description : Trône surmonté d’un foudre ailé.
Reverse translation : “Consul quartum”, (Consul pour la quatrième fois).


Un seul ruban visible.

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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