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E-auction 123-65665 - COMMODUS Denier

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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 98 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:21:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 192
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré. Belle tête de Commode. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [L - AEL] AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Ælius Aurelius Commodus Augustus Pius Felix”, (Lucius Aélius Aurèle Commode auguste pieux et heureux).


Reverse legend : LIB AVG [P M TR P] XVII COS VII P P/ *|-.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un bonnet de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Libertas Augusti Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate septimum decimum Consul septimum Pater Patriæ”, (La Liberté de l’auguste grand pontife revêtu de la dix-septième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la septième fois père de la patrie).


Poids très lourd. Pour ce type, il existe plusieurs variétés de légende avec ou sans indication de la huitième et dernière acclamation impériale.

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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