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brm_629597 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce VF
125.00 €(Approx. 152.50$ | 107.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 181
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 27,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière. Bel exemplaire recouvert d’une épaisse patine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M COMMODVS - ANTONINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Marcus Commodus Antoninus Augustus", (Marc Commode Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROV DEOR TR P VI - IMP IIII COS III P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite et un long sceptre vertical de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un globe.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Deorum Tribunicia Potestate sextum Imperator quartum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (La Providence Divine revêtu de la sixième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième salutation impériale consul pour la troisième 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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