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E-auction 318-235651 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 20 May 2019 14:15:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 186
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 22,17 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. La monnaie a été nettoyée anciennement et commence toute juste à se repatiner
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M COMMODVS ANT- P FELIX AVG BRIT/ [P D].
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


Reverse legend : IOVI EXSVPER P M T-R P XI MP VIII/ -S|C// COS V P P.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu jusqu’à la ceinture assis à gauche, tenant une branche de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Exuperantis Tribunicia Potestate undecimum Imperator octavum Consul quintum Pater Patriæ// Concordia Militum”, (Jupiter qui surpasse Revêtu de la onzième puissance tribunitienne et de la huitième acclamation impériale consul pour la cinquième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. C’est la deuxième fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente ! La monnaie provient probablement d’une trouvaille ancienne.

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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