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Live auction - brm_336055 - DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:34:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 162
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Très beau portrait d’Antonin. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli


Obverse legend : DIVVS ANTONINVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Divus Antoninus”, (Divin Antonin).


Reverse legend : DIVO - PIO/ S|C .
Reverse description : Colonne antonine surmontée d’une statue de l’empereur.
Reverse translation : “Divo Pio”, (Au divin pieux).


Revers historiquement important.

Historical background

Antoninus Pius

(+7/03/161) Divus Antoninus

Consecration of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Antonin was born in 86. He had been very sick and almost died 144. From 160, the emperor is continuously bedridden. At the beginning of the year 161, Antonin no longer rises and died 7 March 161. He was immediately deified by Marcus Aurelius and buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the current Castel Sant'Angelo. The crematorium "Ustrinum Antonini Pii" seems to be the one that had been used for cremation Faustina Old in 141. It was located in the Regio IX Circus Maximus west of the Corso, near the present Piazza Montecitorio.

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