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E-auction 304-222754 - COMMODUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 62 €
End of the sale : 11 February 2019 14:27:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 186
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large. Usure importante. Patine marron foncé recouvrant un nettoyage très ancien
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une ancienne collection française de la première moitié du XXe siècle, dispersée à Marseille le 6 décembre 2017. Avec son étiquette d’origine


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


Reverse legend : P M TR P XI IMP VII - COS V P P// FID EXERC.
Reverse description : Commode, debout à gauche sur une estrade, haranguant quatre soldats levant des enseignes.
Reverse translation : Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate undecimum Imperator septimum Consul quintum Pater Patriæ// Fidei Exercitum”, (Grand Pontife détenteur de la onzième Puissance Tribunitienne acclamé Empereur sept fois Consul pour la cinquième fois Père de la Patrie// A la Fidélité de l’armée).


Poids léger. Représentation du revers inhabituelle, 20 francs au Cohen !.

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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