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Live auction - bpv_629236 - COMMODUS Tétradrachme

COMMODUS Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 140 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 15:24:28
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 21
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Joli buste de Sélène au revers Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode imberbe à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : M A KOMM - ANTw SEB EUSEB, (Markos Aurhlios Kommodos Antwninos Sebastos Eusebios).
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle Commode Antonin auguste pieux).


Reverse legend : L .
Reverse description : Buste de Sélène à gauche ; devant, un croissant.
Reverse legend : L.
Reverse translation : (an 30).

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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