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brm_345514 - MARCUS AURELIUS As

MARCUS AURELIUS As VF/VF
100.00 €(Approx. 118.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : As
Date: 155-156
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, court sur la légende de droit à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRE[LIVS CAES AN]-TON AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Antoninus Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar Antonin auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT X - COS II/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) drapée assise à droite, portant sa main droite à la tête et tenant un sceptre court transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate decimum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la dixième puissance tribunitienne, Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux. Seul le BMC signale un exemplaire dans le stock Baldwin en 1937. Sur notre exemplaire, la Sécurité semble casquée.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(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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