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E-auction 450-362296 - COMMODUS Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 189
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Beau portrait de Commode. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : M COMM ANT P - FEL AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Commodus 3Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus”, (Marc Commode Antonin pieux et heureux Auguste britannique).


Reverse legend : OPTIME - MAXIME// C V P P.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu, le manteau flottant sur les épaules, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Optime Maxime// Consul quintus Pater Patriae”, (le meilleur et le plus grand// Consul pour la cinquième fois Père de la Patrie).


Rubans de type 3. Revers inhabituel.

Historical background


(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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