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brm_622844 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce VF
125.00 €(Approx. 151.25$ | 111.25£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 189
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Très beau portrait et joli revers à l’usure régulière
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMAE AETERNAE/ S|C// COS V P P.
Reverse description : Rome nicéphore assise à gauche sur un bouclier, casquée et drapée, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et une haste de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Romæ Æternæ Consul quintus Pater Patriæ”, (À Rome éternelle, consul pour la cinquième fois, père de la patrie).

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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