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brm_458401 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce VF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: Decennalia
Date: 146
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan épais et bien centré. Usure importante. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS IIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate Consul quartum”, (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) drapée assise à gauche, tenant un sceptre court de la main droite et s’appuyant de la main gauche sur son siège.

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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