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E-auction 314-231655 - COMMODUS Denier

COMMODUS Denier VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:23:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: août - décembre
Date: 192
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, irrégulier court sur la légende de droit à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable

Obverse


Obverse legend : L AEL AVREL COMM [AVG P FEL].
Obverse description : Tête de Commode à droite, coiffée de la léonté sous les traits d'Hercule barbu (G*2).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Ælius Aurelius Commodus Augustus Pius Felix”, (Lucius Aélius Aurèle Commode auguste, pieux et heureux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HER-CVL// RO-MAN// AV-GV EN TROIS LIGNES.
Reverse description : Massue coupant la légende ; le tout dans une couronne d'olivier.
Reverse translation : “Herculo Romano Augusto”, (À l'Hercule romain auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Buste herculéen de Commode.

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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