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Live auction - brm_336058 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:31:52
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: 140
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Revers inhabituel et rare. Patine marron foncé marbrée de rouge
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 76 en 2003, n° 437 et de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - AVG PI-VS 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


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Très belle représentation du revers.

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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