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E-auction 248-170795 - ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

ANTONINUS PIUS Denier XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 29 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:31:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 144
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Joli exemplaire présentant un beau portrait d’Antonin le Pieux au droit. Patine grise de collection ancienne. Revers sur un flan bien centré
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : P-AX - AVG.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Un seul ruban visible. Ce type semble semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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