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Live auction - brm_421280 - ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 740 €
Maximum bid : 780 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:41:09
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: novembre - décembre
Date: 144
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,63 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste inhabituel d’Antonin le Pieux. Très joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
C.- - RIC.- - BMC/RE.- - H.1/- - RCV.- - SIR.-
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Jean Vinchon Numismatique


Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Antonin le Pieux, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium", (Antonin Auguste Pieux Père de la Patrie détenteur de la Puissance Tribunitienne Consul trois fois).


Reverse legend : D-ES II-II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Salus/Fortuna (la Santé/la Fortune) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail placé sur un globe de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite et nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel.
Reverse translation : "Salus Augusti", (La Santé de l'Auguste).


Rubans de type 2. Pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche et derrière le cou. C’est le second exemplaire signalé de cette très rare variante de buste.

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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