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E-auction 253-176594 - ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius

ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius XF
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2018/02/19 14:24:30
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 157-158
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Antonin. Frappe un peu molle sur les légendes. Patine verts superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II.
Obverse description : Buste radié d’Antonin le Pieux à droite, avec pan de draperie sur l’épaule gauche (O2).
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 : Annona (l’Annone) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant deux épis de la main droite au-dessus d’un modius et un gouvernail de la gauche ; à droite, un vaisseau.
Reverse translation : “Tribunitia Potestate unvicesimum Consul quartum”, (Revêtu de la vingt-et-unième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Pas de ruban visible. Petit pan de paludamentum visible de chaque côté de l’épaule.

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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