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Live auction - brm_579334 - MARCUS AURELIUS Aureus

MARCUS AURELIUS Aureus AU/AU
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Type : Aureus
Date: janvier - août
Date: 165
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste, bien venu à la frappe avec de légères griffures dans les champs. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe. Patine de collection
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - ARMENIACVS.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé , tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite, vus de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus”, (Antonin Auguste vainqueur des Arméniens.

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P XIX. IMP II COS III/ VIC/ AVG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée debout de face, la tête à gauche, les ailes ouvertes, tenant un bouclier posé sur un palmier avec une inscription en deux lignes.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate duovicesimum Imperator quartum Consul tertium/ Victoria Parthica”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la vingtième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois/ Victoire parthique).

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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