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E-auction 354-267480 - ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius

ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 27 January 2020 14:31:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 151-153
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P [TR P ...].
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé d’Antonin le Pieux à gauche, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A11).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunitia Potestate quintumdecimum", (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne pour la quinzième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS AVG - COS - IIII/ S|C.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite, nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d’un autel, et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti Consul quartum”, (La Santé de l’auguste consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Buste à gauche beaucoup plus rare. Type que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente !.

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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