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bpv_589135 - MARCUS AURELIUS Assarion

MARCUS AURELIUS Assarion AU
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 147-161
Mint name / Town : Selgé, Pisidie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,67 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré. Belle tête de Marc Aurèle César. Revers de haut relief. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : KAI - BHROS.
Obverse translation : (César Vérus).

Reverse


Reverse description : Foudre et arc verticaux.
Reverse legend : SEL-GEWN.
Reverse translation : (de Selgé).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Pour ce type, les auteurs de Roman Provincial Coinage on recensés 20 exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 4,57 g. Ce type avait été attribué précédemment à Lucius Vérus.

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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