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E-auction 96-50075 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

MARCUS AURELIUS Denier VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 64 €
Maximum bid : 70 €
End of the sale : 16 February 2015 15:32:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 162
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré, à l’usure régulière. Concrétion verte au droit au niveau du front de l’empereur, au revers dans le champ à gauche
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG .
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROV DEOR TRP XVI COS III.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum Consul tertium”, (la Providence divine, revêtu de la seizième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Pour la période comprise entre l’accession de Marc Aurèle et la mort de Commode, le classement repose sur les travaux de W. Szaivert, Die Münzprägung des Kaiser Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus und Commodus (161-1992), MIR 18, Vienne 1986.

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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