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E-auction 365-278195 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 14:46:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 141
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 28,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS [P P TR P COS III].
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Antonin le Pieux à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
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 : [ROMAE] - AETERNAE// SC.
Reverse description : Temple décastyle de Rome surmonté d’un fronton triangulaire orné de statues avec des acrotères, posé sur trois marches.
Reverse translation : “Romæ Æternæ”, (À la Rome éternelle).


Dans Los sestercios del Imperio romano, Juan Cayon a recensé neuf variétés pour le temple de Rome. Avec ce type de buste, ce type semble le plus rare. C’est la première fois que nous présentons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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