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E-auction 252-175216 - brm_334467 - DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS Denier XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 127 €
Maximum bid : 127 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:21:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 162
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier à l’usure régulière. Belle tête d’Antonin. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés.

Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVVS - ANTONINVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Divus Antoninus”, (Divin Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DIVO PIO.
Reverse description : Autel à quatre caissons compartimentés avec deux portes fermées posé sur trois degrés.
Reverse translation : “Divo Pio”, (Au divin pieux).

Commentary


Autel bien détaillé au revers avec quatre caissons compartimentés.

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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