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Live auction - brm_511829 - COMMODUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:32:10
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: 188
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 22,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Commode. Frappe brouillée au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus”, (Marc Commode Antonin pieux heureux auguste vainqueur des Bretons).


Reverse legend : P M TR P XIII IM-P VIII COS V P P/ S|C// FR RED (SIC !).
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée assise à gauche, tenant une gouvernail de la main droite posée sur un globe e tune corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tertium decimum Imperator octavum Consul quintum Pater Patriæ// Fortunæ Reduci”, (Revêtu de la treizième puissance tribunitienne et de la huitième acclamation impériale consul pour la cinquième fois// Le retour de la Fortune).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Légende de revers fautée (FR pour FOR.

Historical background


(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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