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E-auction 331-246341 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

MARCUS AURELIUS Denier XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 121 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:08:30
bidders : 15 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 180
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Belle tête divinisée de Marc Aurèle. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVVS M ANT-ONINVS PIVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Divus Marcus Antoninus Pius”, (Divin Marc Antonin pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSECRATIO.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, les ailes repliées, la tête tournée à droite, tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).

Commentary


Poids léger. Césure de légende de droit inhabituelle. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(180) Divus Marcus Antoninus Aurelius

Consecration of Commodus

Marcus Aurelius, in the campaign against Yazygues, fell ill and died at Sirmium or Vienna, perhaps the plague begins to ravage the Empire, 17 March 180. The author of Thoughts is deified by his son Commodus.

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