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E-auction 322-239008 - COMMODUS Denier

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:28:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 190-191
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan court mais bien centré. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Légère présence de concrétions vertes. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : FIDEI COH P M TR P XVI COS VI .
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout à gauche tenant des épis de la main droite et un étendard de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : Fidei Cohortium Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum Consul sextum ”, (Fidélité des cohortes, Grand Pontife détenteur de la seizième Puissance Tribunitienne Consul pour la sixième fois).


C’est la première fois que nous présentons cet exemplaire à la vente.

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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