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E-auction 323-239720 - MARCUS AURELIUS As

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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 6 €
Maximum bid : 6 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:30:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : As
Date: 144
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine verte hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAES-[AR AVG PII F COS].
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius Consul”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux consul).


Reverse legend : HIL-A-[R-ITAS]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Hilaritas (l’Allégresse), debout à gauche, portant une longue branche de palmier de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Hilaritas”, (L’Allégresse).


Hilaritas (l’Allégresse) est accompagnée de ses attributs traditionnels, corne d’abondance et longue palme. Parfois, elle est également représentée avec un ou même deux enfants.

Historical background


(139-17/03/180) Marcus Ælius Aurelius Verus

Caesar (139-7/03/161)

Marcus Aurelius, born 26 April 121, lost his father at age 9. He is the grand-son of Marcus Annius Verus, brother of Hadrian and Trajan related to, and the son of Domitia Lucilla, the half-sister of Hadrian. It receives careful Herod Atticus and Fronton as teachers education. In 135, he converted to Stoicism, source of inspiration for writing "Thoughts". After the death of Aelius, he was adopted by Antoninus and Lucius Verus, at the request of Hadrian dying. After 10 July 138, is engaged to Faustina, born in 128 or 132, and he married in 145. Caesar from 139 coated consulate in 140, Marcus Aurelius 147 receives power of the tribunes and succeeds Antonin 161.

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