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brm_543006 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

MARCUS AURELIUS Denier XF
150.00 €(Approx. 180.00$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 146
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,12 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, quasi TTB+, bien centré des deux côtés. Patine grise

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : COS - II.
Reverse description : Spes (l’Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul iterum”, (Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Pour ce type, il existe trois bustes différents, tous avec la tête nue.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(139-17/03/180) Marcus Ælius Aurelius Verus

Caesar (139-7/03/161)

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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