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bpv_608394 - COMMODUS Assarion

COMMODUS Assarion XF
100.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 89.00£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 180
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, court sur les légendes. Belle tête de Commode juvénile. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine verte0
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : M ANTWNEINOS KOMODOS, (Markos Antwneinos Komodos).
Obverse translation : (Marc Antonin Commode).

Reverse


Reverse description : Homonoia drapée debout à gauche, tenant une phiale de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche, sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel.
Reverse legend : NIKOPOLIT - PROS ISTRON, (Nikopolitwn Pros Istros).
Reverse translation : (Nicopolis sur Istrum).

Commentary


Ce type de revers semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Manque aux principaux ouvrages consultés.

Historical background


CHEST

(166-31/12/192) Lucius Aurelius Commodus

August (17/03/180-31/12/192)

Convenient succeeded his father Marcus Aurelius died in Vienna on March 17 180. He hastens to conclude a truce with the Germanic tribes then abandoned public life. The Empire was ruled successively by the prefects of the Praetorium, Perennis 182-185, Cleander 185 to 190, which are both murdered. Paetus, the latter will kill the Emperor to not kill himself. Convenient dies suffocated in the night of 31 December 192.

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