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v36_0461 - ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius (MB, Æ 26)

ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius (MB, Æ 26) XF
MONNAIES 36 (2008)
Starting price : 145.00 €
Estimate : 200.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Dupondius (MB, Æ 26)
Date: 146
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,50 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 11,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Emission: 19e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait avec une minuscule rayure sur le visage. Revers inhabituel, bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine vert foncé lissée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestas”, (Antonin auguste, pieux, père de la patrie revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HONORI - AVG - COS IIII/ S|C.
Reverse description : Honos (l’Honneur) debout de face, tenant une branche de la main droite et corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Honori Augusti Consul quartum”, (L’Honneur de l’auguste, consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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