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E-auction 326-241801 - MARCUS AURELIUS Denier

MARCUS AURELIUS Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:08:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 146
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,32 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, légèrement décentré au revers. Belle tête de Marc Aurèle. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :

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 : CO-S - II.
Reverse description : “Honos”, (l’Honneur), drapé debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul iterum”, (Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Beau portrait juvénile. Flan taché.

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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