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E-auction 412-323814 - COMMODUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2021 14:25:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 186
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 18,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante, identifiable
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : [P M TR P XI IMP VII - COS V P P// LIBERAL AVG VI/ S C].
Reverse description : Commode assis à gauche sur une estrade ; derrière lui, le préfet du prétoire ; devant, la Libéralité debout à gauche tenant un abaque et une corne d’abondance ; au pied de l’estrade, un citoyen monte l’escalier de l’estrade et tend son vêtement pour recevoir les pièces de monnaie que la Libéralité y répand.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate undecimum Imperator septimum Consul quintum Pater Patriae// Liberalitas Augusti sextum”, (Revêtu de la onzième puissance tribunitienne et de la septième acclamation impériale consul pour la cinquième fois, père de la patrie// La sixième Libéralité de l’auguste).


Poids excessivement léger. Rubans de type 3.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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