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E-auction 343-257442 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 86 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:14:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 145
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière, recouvert d’une agréable patine marron


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestas", (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : COS - IIII// S|C// LIBERALITAS/ AVG IIII.
Reverse description : Antonin drapé assis à gauche sur une chaise curule placée sur une estrade ; derrière, l’empereur, le Préfet du Prétoire ; devant Antonin, Liberalitas (la Libéralité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un abaque de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Consul quartum/ Liberalitas Augusti quartum", (Consul pour la quatrième fois/ la quatrième Libéralité de l’auguste).

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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