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E-auction 412-323814 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce F/VG
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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


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


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).

Commentary


Poids excessivement léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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