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E-auction 405-317617 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

MARCUS AURELIUS Denier VF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 18 January 2021 14:08:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M ANTONINVS AVG - ARMEN P M.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus Pontifex Maximus, (Marc Antonin auguste arméniaque grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P XVIII - IMP II COS III.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, vêtu militairement debout à gauche, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et appuyé de la main gauche sur son bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate duodevicesimum Imperator iterum Consul tertium”, (Revêtu de la dix-huitième puissance tribunitienne et de la deuxième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Denier du limes.

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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