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bpv_666823 - COMMODUS Assarion

COMMODUS Assarion XF
175.00 €(Approx. 204.75$ | 150.50£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 180
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,45 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince bien centré à l’usure régulière. Belle tête de Commode juvénile. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU KAI - KOMODOS, (Autokrator Kaisar Aurhlios Komodos°.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Commode).

Reverse


Reverse description : Trépied delphien autour duquel est enroulé un serpent.
Reverse legend : NIKOPOL-ITWN PROS IS (Nikopolitwn Pros Istron).
Reverse translation : (Nicopolis sur Istrum).

Commentary


Seulement un exemplaire signalé par les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage (sans photo). C’est le deuxième exemplaire signalé.

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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