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bpv_858786 - ANTONINUS PIUS Unité

ANTONINUS PIUS Unité VF
100.00 €(Approx. 107.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: 138-161
Mint name / Town : Zeugma, Syrie, Commagène
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, légèrement décentré au droit. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI TI AIL ADRI - ANTWNINOS SE.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Titus Aelius Hadrien Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle de Zeus Catabaites sur l’Acropole.
Reverse legend : ZEU/GMA/TEWN.
Reverse translation : (De Zeugma).

Commentary


Contremarque (étoile) sur le cou d’Antonin.

Historical background


ANTONINUS PIUS

(02/25/138-03/7/161)

Augustus

Antonin was born on September 19, 86 in Lanuvium. His family is from Gaul (Nîmes). He was a wealthy senator who married Faustina the Elder between 110 and 115 and thus entered Hadrian's family by marriage. After the death of Aelius on January 1, 138, Hadrian chose Antonin to succeed him on February 25, 138, adding two adopted sons, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Hadrian dies on July 10 and Antonin succeeds him. He must first fight to deify Hadrian, enemy of the Senate. In 139, Marc Aurèle becomes Caesar and Faustina Augusta. His reign is calm and happy and symbolizes the "Pax Romana" of the second century. In 148, he commemorated with pomp the 900th anniversary of Rome.

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