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E-auction 325-241098 - DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:13:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 162
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 26,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante qui reste toutefois bien identifiable. Patine marron


Obverse legend : [DIV]VS ANTONINV[S].
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Divus Antoninus”, (Divin Antonin).


Reverse legend : DIVO - [PIO]/ S|C .
Reverse description : Colonne Antonine surmontée d’une statue de l’empereur.
Reverse translation : “Divo Pio”, (Au divin pieux).


Poids très léger. Revers historiquement important.

Historical background

Antoninus Pius

(+7/03/161) Divus Antoninus

Consecration of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Antonin was born in 86. He had been very sick and almost died 144. From 160, the emperor is continuously bedridden. At the beginning of the year 161, Antonin no longer rises and died 7 March 161. He was immediately deified by Marcus Aurelius and buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the current Castel Sant'Angelo. The crematorium "Ustrinum Antonini Pii" seems to be the one that had been used for cremation Faustina Old in 141. It was located in the Regio IX Circus Maximus west of the Corso, near the present Piazza Montecitorio.

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