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brm_430793 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce VF
80.00 €(Approx. 89.60$ | 73.60£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 158-159
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale à l’usure importante. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XXII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate duovicesimum", (Antonin Auguste Pieux Père de la Patrie revêtu de la vingt-deuxième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIET-ATI - AVG COS IIII/ S|C .
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite, et de la gauche un enfant ; à ses pieds, de chaque côté, un enfant.
Reverse translation : “Pietati Augusti Consul quartum”, (À la Piété de l'auguste consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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