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E-auction 302-221313 - MARCUS AURELIUS Dupondius

MARCUS AURELIUS Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2019 14:30:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 163
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 11,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Monnaie tachée. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Pontifex Maximus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVTI AVGVSTOR TRP XVII// COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche devant un autel et nourrissant un serpent.
Reverse translation : “Saluti Augustorum Tribunicia Potestate septimum decimum// Consul tertium”, (La Santé des augustes revêtu de la seizième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(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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