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brm_257099 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce VF
320.00 €(Approx. 348.80$ | 281.60£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 143
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,58 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Usure importante, mais exemplaire parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine verte superficielle

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III.
Obverse description : Tête laurée 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


Reverse legend : REX ARMENIIS - DATVS// SC.
Reverse description : Antonin debout à droite tourné à gauche, vêtu de la toge, tenant de la main gauche un volumen, posant la tiare de la main droite sur la tête du roi d’Arménie debout à gauche tourné à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Rex Armenis Datus”, (le roi des Arméniens choisi).

Commentary


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L’année 143 commence par la commémoration de la victoire sur les Bretons. La troisième Libéralité est peut-être liée à cet événement ou à la nomination des rois des Quades et des Arméniens.

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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