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E-auction 426-337968 - brm_660353 - ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius

ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius F/VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 54 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:28:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 157-158
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 9,51 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure plus marquée au droit qu’au revers. Patine vert foncé superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d'Antonin le Pieux 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


Reverse legend : [TR] POT XXI - COS IIII/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droit et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunitia Potestate unvicesimum Consul quartum”, (Revêtu de la vingt-et-unième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Un seul ruban visible. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Correspondrait au revers du sesterce (RIC. 983).

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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