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E-auction 131-71496 - ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

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Estimate : 85 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 86 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2015 14:26:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 156-157
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré avec une usure régulière. Frappe molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II.
Obverse description : Tête d'Antonin laurée à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Imperator iterum", (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la deuxième acclamation impériale).


Reverse legend : TR POT XX - COS IIII.
Reverse description : Cérès voilée et drapée assise à gauche, tenant une torche de la main droite et des épis de la main gauche, le bras gauche reposant sur le trône.
Reverse translation : "Tribunicia Potestate Vicesimum Consul quartum" (revêtu de la vingtième puissance tribunicienne 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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