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E-auction 326-241823 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 97 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:19:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 01-03/179
Date: 179
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : + 750 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,13 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANT-ONINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).


Reverse legend : TR P XXXII - IMP VIIII COS III P P.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestas tricesimus iterum Imperator nonus Consul tertius Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la trente-deuxième puissance tribunitienne et de la neuvième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Historical background


(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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