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bpv_625086 - ANTONINUS PIUS Unité

225.00 €(Approx. 263.25$ | 193.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 140
Mint name / Town : Aelia Capitolina, Judée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,4 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré, court sur les légendes. Usure plus marquée sur la tête d’Antonin. Beau buste de Sérapis au revers. Jolie patine verte et sable
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Obverse legend : IMP C T AEL HAD ANTONINO AVG P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Tito Aelio HAdriano Antonino Augusto Patri Patriæ”, (À l’empereur césar Ttitus Aelius Hadrien Antonin auguste père de la patrie.


Reverse legend : [CO AE] - CAP.
Reverse description : Buste drapé de Sérapis à droite, coiffé du calathos.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Aelia Capitolina”, (Colonie Aelia Capitolina).


Aelia Capitolina, c’est le nouveau nom de Jérusalem après sa refondation par Hadrien d’où son nom romain (Aelia). Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection Sofaer, ACNAC. 8, p. 82, pl. 73, n° 34.

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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