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E-auction 324-240437 - MARCUS AURELIUS As

MARCUS AURELIUS As XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 111 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:37:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : As
Date: c. 147
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 11,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court mais bien centré des deux côtés. La monnaie est parfaitement lisible. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII F COS II.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Caesar Augusti Pii Filius Consul Secundus”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le pieux consul pour la deuxième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Minerve (Pallas) casquée et drapée debout à droite, tenant une haste longue verticale de la main droite, la main gauche appuyée sur un bouclier.

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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