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brm_471776 - ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius

95.00 €(Approx. 105.45$ | 86.45£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 140-143
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan ovale. Frappe molle sur la légende de revers à 9 heures. Très jolie patine vert foncé et brillante
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Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P [TR P COS III].
Obverse description : Tête radiée 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 legend : [CONCORDIA] - EXERCITVVM/ S|C.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et le vexillum de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Exercitum”, (La Concorde de l’armée).

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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