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E-auction 377-289378 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 130 €
Maximum bid : 180 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:28:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 158
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,37 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré; Belle tête d’Antonin le Pieux. Revers inhabituel avec des manques de frappe dans la légende. Épaisse patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock CGB (liste N&C 90, n° 22)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriae Tribunicia Potestate duovicesimum", (Antonin Auguste Pieux Père de la Patrie revêtu de la vingt-deuxième puissance tribunicienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOTA SOL - DECENN II/ S|C// COS IIII.
Reverse description : Antonin voilé et drapé debout à gauche, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un trépied allumé ; à ses pieds un taureau sacrifié.
Reverse translation : "Vota Suscepta Decennalia tertia (Tricennalia)// Consul quatrum", (Vœux souhaités pour les trente années de règne// Consul quatre fois).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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