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brm_864481 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce VF
125.00 €(Approx. 135.00$ | 105.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 180
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée à l’usure importante mais régulière. Joli revers. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : L AVREL COMMO-DVS AVG TR P V.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirasse de Commode à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Aurelius Commodus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate quintum”, (Lucius Aurèle Commode auguste revêtu de la cinquième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI VICTORI IMP III COS II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Jupiter nicéphore assis à gauche, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant un victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Victori Imperator tertium Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (À Jupiter victorieux revêtu de la troisième acclamation impériale consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

Historical background


COMMODUS

(166-31/12/192)

Augustus with Marcus Aurelius

Commodus was born in the purple on August 31, 161. Son of Marcus Aurelius and young Faustina, his twin brother died very early, in 165 or 166. He received the title of Caesar on this date but he was not really associated with power. only at the time of the revolt of Avidius Cassius in 175, after the death of Faustina Young in Cappadocia. For the first time since Nerva, the emperor did not choose his successor by adoption, but raised his own offspring to the Augustate. Commode, associated with the Empire from 176-177, will succeed his father in 180.

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