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bpv_700468 - MARCUS AURELIUS As

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Type : As
Date: c. 145-161
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, décentré sur la légende au droit. Belle tête de Marc Aurèle. Joli revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : ATU K M AURH A-NTWNINOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).


Reverse legend : S C/.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne de laurier, surmontée d’une palme branche.
Reverse legend : IB.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (avec l’accord du Sénat).


Au revers sous le SC, IB au lieu de BI comme signalé par R. MacAlee.

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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