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Live auction - bpv_519106 - MARCUS AURELIUS Decassaria

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:31:00
Type : Decassaria
Date: c. 169-175
Mint name / Town : Smyrne, Ionie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Sans patine avec des restes d’argenture
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Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AU K M AU - ANT(WN)INOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).


Reverse description : Zeus de Laodicée debout à gauche, tourné à droite, tenant un long sceptre de la main gauche et un aigle de la main droite face à Zeus Acraios assis à droite, tourné à gauche, tenant une niké de la main droite et un long sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (Attale sophiste tais Patrie/ Smyrne et Laodicée.


Ce médaillon a pu être utilisé comme décoration (phalère) ce qui expliquerait pourquoi il a été argenté au droit et son usure importante.

Historical background


(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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