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brm_564731 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce VF/XF
195.00 €(Approx. 235.95$ | 173.55£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 153-154
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 24,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Joli revers. Portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XVII.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Antonin le Pieux à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche.
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


Reverse legend : LIBERTAS - COS IIII/ S|C.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) debout à droite, tenant le pileus (bonnet) de la main droite tendue, la main gauche tendue.
Reverse translation : “Libertas Consul quartum”, (La Liberté, consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Un seul ruban visible.

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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