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E-auction 426-337974 - brm_661987 - COMMODUS Sesterce, (GB, Æ 32)

COMMODUS Sesterce, (GB, Æ 32) VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:31:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce, (GB, Æ 32)
Date: 179
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 22,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec une jolie tête de l’empereur Commode au droit. Présence de concrétions vertes, patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. AVREL COMMO-DVS AVG TR P IIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Aurelius Commodus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate quartum”, (Lucius Aurèle Commode auguste revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMP III - COS II P. P./ S|C.
Reverse description : Minerve (Pallas), casquée, vêtue militairement et de l’égide debout à gauche, tenant un bouclier et une haste de la main gauche et sacrifiant de la main droite au-dessus d’un candélabre allumé.
Reverse translation : "Imperator tertium Consul iterum Pater Patriæ" (Revêtu de la troisième acclamation impériale consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

Historical background


CHEST

(166-31/12/192) Lucius Aurelius Commodus

Co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius (176-180)

Dresser was born in the purple 31 August 161. Son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina young, his twin brother died very early, 165 or 166. He received the title of Caesar that date but it is actually associated with power at the time of the revolt of Avidius Cassius in 175, after the death of Faustina Young Cappadocia. For the first time since Nerva, the emperor does not choose his successor by adoption, but raises its own offspring to Augustat. Convenient, associated with the Empire from 176 to 177, successor to his father in 180.

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