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brm_554660 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

MARCUS AURELIUS Denier AU/AU
225.00 €(Approx. 272.25$ | 200.25£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 158-159
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli portrait de style fin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAES - AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT XIII - COS II.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité), debout à gauche, casquée et vêtue militairement, tenant le parazonium de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche ; le pied gauche appuyé sur un casque.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tertium decimum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la treizième puissance tribunicienne, Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Une des dernières émissions pour Marc Aurèle césar.

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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