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E-auction 502-412988 - brm_630116 - COMMODUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 58 €
Maximum bid : 58 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:16:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 184
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert clair
Catalogue references :


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 legend : [ANN AVG TR P VIII] IMP IIII COS III P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une statuette de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un modius, à droite, une proue de navire.
Reverse translation : “Annona Augusta Tribunitia Potestate octvaum Imperator quartum Consul tertium Pater Patriae”, (L’Annone de l’Auguste revêtu de la huitième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième acclamation impériale Consul pour la troisième fois Père de la Patrie).


Rubans de type 2. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

Historical background




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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