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brm_756372 - COMMODUS Denier

250.00 €(Approx. 272.50$ | 210.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: avril - décembre 178
Date: 179
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe buste de Commode. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : L AVREL COM-MODVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Commode à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Aurelius Commodus Augustus”, (Lucius Aurèle Commode auguste).


Reverse legend : TR P IIII IMP - III COS II P P.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate quartum Imperator tertium Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne de la troisième salutation impériale consul pour la seconde fois père de la patrie).

Historical background



Augustus with Marcus Aurelius

Commodus was born in the purple on August 31, 161. Son of Marcus Aurelius and young Faustina, his twin brother died very early, in 165 or 166. He received the title of Caesar on this date but he was not really associated with power. only at the time of the revolt of Avidius Cassius in 175, after the death of Faustina Young in Cappadocia. For the first time since Nerva, the emperor did not choose his successor by adoption, but raised his own offspring to the Augustate. Commode, associated with the Empire from 176-177, will succeed his father in 180.

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