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E-auction 343-257475 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:31:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 142
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante. Beau droit. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PIVS - P P TR P COS III.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestas Consul tertius”, (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour le troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS PVBLIC-A/ S|C .
Reverse description : Securitas drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite, le bras gauche reposant sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Publica”, (La Sécurité du bien public).

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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