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bpv_575239 - MARCUS AURELIUS Drachme

MARCUS AURELIUS Drachme VF
125.00 €(Approx. 151.25$ | 111.25£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 12
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, éclaté à 1h, centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*1).
Obverse legend : M AURHLIOS AntWNINOS SEB (Markos Aurhlios Antwninos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LB.
Reverse description : Le Nil couché à gauche tenant un roseau et une corne d’abondance ; dessous un crocodile.
Reverse translation : (An 2).

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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