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bpv_708883 - ANTONINUS PIUS Unité

125.00 €(Approx. 136.25$ | 103.75£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 138-161
Mint name / Town : Iconium, Lycaonie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie tête d’Athéna. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Antonin le Pieux à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Antononinus Augustus Pius”, (Antonin auguste pieux).


Reverse legend : COL- ICO.
Reverse description : Tête casquée d’Anthéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à cimier.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Iconium”, (Colonie d’Iconium).


Ce monnayage semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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