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E-auction 444-356178 - brm_661889 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 18 October 2021 14:18:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 153-154
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 18,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec une jolie tête au droit. Présence de concrétions vertes, patine marron
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : INDVLGENTI-A AVG COS IIII// S. C.
Reverse description : Indulgentia (l’Indulgence) assise à gauche, la main droite tendue, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Indulgentia Augusti Consul quartum”, (L’Indulgence de l’auguste, consul pour la quatrième fois).


Revers inhabituel, poids léger.

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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