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E-auction 265-186938 - brm_479915 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:27:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 152-153
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 26,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie fortement piquée mais qui présente tout de même un beau portrait de l’empereur Antonin au droit. Patine vert foncé. Flan idéalement centré
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XVI.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum”, (Antonin auguste pieux, père de la patrie, revêtu de la seizième puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : S-ALVS - AVG COS IIII.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une patère au dessus d’un autel de la main droite et un sceptre vertical de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti Consul quartum”, (La Santé de l’auguste, consul pour la quatrième fois).

Historical background




Antonin was born on September 19, 86 in Lanuvium. His family is from Gaul (Nîmes). He was a wealthy senator who married Faustina the Elder between 110 and 115 and thus entered Hadrian's family by marriage. After the death of Aelius on January 1, 138, Hadrian chose Antonin to succeed him on February 25, 138, adding two adopted sons, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Hadrian dies on July 10 and Antonin succeeds him. He must first fight to deify Hadrian, enemy of the Senate. In 139, Marc Aurèle becomes Caesar and Faustina Augusta. His reign is calm and happy and symbolizes the "Pax Romana" of the second century. In 148, he commemorated with pomp the 900th anniversary of Rome.

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