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E-auction 327-243049 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 260 €
Maximum bid : 270 €
End of the sale : 22 July 2019 14:21:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: janvier - octobre
Date: 190
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,75 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court mais bien centré. Beau portrait de l’empereur ainsi qu’un joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine vert foncé, marron sur les reliefs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [M COM]MOD ANT P -FELIX AVG BRIT P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus Pater Patriae”, (Marc Commode Antonin pieux heureux auguste britannique, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TEMPOR FELIC P M [TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Caducée ailé entre deux cornes d’abondance.
Reverse translation : “Temporum Felicitas Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum decimum Imperator octavum Consul sextum Pater Patriæ”, (Les temps heureux revêtu de la quinzième puissance tribunitienne et de la huitième acclamation impériale consul pour la sixième fois père de la patri)e.

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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