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brm_517216 - ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius

ANTONINUS PIUS Dupondius AU
450.00 €(Approx. 504.00$ | 414.00£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 144
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 12,46 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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 tirbunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SA-LVS - AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Salus (La Santé) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche et une patère de la main gauche et nourissant un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel..
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l’auguste).

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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