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brm_540868 - ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

ANTONINUS PIUS Denier XF
150.00 €(Approx. 168.00$ | 138.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 142
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,37 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Antonin le Pieux. Revers inhabituel. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS PP TR P COS III.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium”, (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM.
Reverse description : Foudre ailé.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Deorum”, (À la Providence des dieux).

Commentary


En vingt-cinq ans, c’est seulement le second exemplaire que nous proposons à la vente (MONNAIES XXI, n° 2551) 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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