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E-auction 324-240421 - COMMODUS Sesterce

COMMODUS Sesterce XF/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:29:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 187
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Beau portrait de Commode. Revers à l’usure régulière. La monnaie a été nettoyée anciennement et commence tout juste à se repatiner
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M COMMODVS ANT- P FELIX AVG BRIT.
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


Reverse legend : AVCTOR PIETAT [P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V] P P.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) drapée debout à gauche, sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé, tenant une boîte à encens de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Auctoritas Pietati Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate duodecimum Imperator octavum Consul quintum Pater Patriæ”, (.

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Monnaie qui provient probablement d’une trouvaille ancienne.

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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