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Live auction - brm_421281 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:43:39
Type : Sesterce
Date: mai -août
Date: 184
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Commode. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Très jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Jean Vinchon Numismatique

Obverse


Obverse legend : M COMMODVS ANT-ONINVS AVG PIVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Commodus Antoninus Augustus Pius”, (Marc Commode Antonin auguste pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P VIII[I] - IMP VI - COS IIII P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicita (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et un gouvernail de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate nonum Imperator sextum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la neuvième puissance tribunitienne et de la sixième acclamation impériale consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Beau portrait, déjà mature de Commode.

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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