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brm_414352 - MARCUS AURELIUS As

MARCUS AURELIUS As VF
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : As
Date: 01-07/177
Date: 177
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,97 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un portrait de haut relief et un revers inhabituel. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M ANTONINVS AVG GERM - SARM.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antoninus Augustus Germanicus Sarmaticus Tribunicia Potestate tricesimum primus”, (Marc Antonin auguste germanique et sarmatique revêtu de la trente-unième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [TR POT XXX] - IMP VIII COS III// S C.
Reverse description : Mains jointes tenant un caducée.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tricesimum Imperator octavum Consul tertium”, (Revêtu de la trentième puissance tribunicienne, de la huitième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

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

August (7/03/161-17/03/180)

Caesar from 139 to 140 coated consulate, Marcus Aurelius 147 receives power of the tribunes and succeeded Antoninus in 161. His personal reign was marked by the Parthian war (162-165). After the death of Lucius Verus in 169, he must face the Germanic invasions and the plague ravaging the Empire. Marcus Aurelius combines his son Commodus to the Empire from 175 and died of the plague in 180 in Vienna.

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