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E-auction 488-399068 - brm_727877 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 22 August 2022 14:39:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 149-150
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, une belle iconographie. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : "Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius", (Aurèle césar fils du pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : TR POT III - COS II.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée debout à gauche, pointant le doigt au-dessus d’un globe et tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche, appuyée sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tertium Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Poids léger.

Historical background




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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