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bpv_450517 - ANTONINUS PIUS Unité

280.00 €(Approx. 336.00$ | 243.60£)
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Type : Unité
Date: an 224
Mint name / Town : Gaza, Palestine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier. Belle tête d’Antonin le Pieux au droit et de Tyché au revers. Belle patine verte, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : [AUT]-OKRATwR - ANTwNINOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Antonin).


Reverse description : Buste de Tyché touréle et drapé à droite ; devant le buste, symbole de Gaza.
Reverse legend : GAZA// QIS.
Reverse translation : (Gaza/ an 219).


Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage. Légende de droit inhabituelle.

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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