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E-auction 500-410431 - brm_620087 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:33:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 140
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P .
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ”, (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT - COS III/ S|C// ITALIA.
Reverse description : Italia (l’Italie) tourelée et drapée assise à gauche sur un globe, tenant une corne d’abondance de la main gauche et un sceptre long transversal.
Reverse translation : “ Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium/ Itialia”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribiunitienne consul pour la troisième fois/ l’Italie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


ANTONINUS PIUS

(02/25/138-03/7/161)

Augustus

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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