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bpv_608379 - MARCUS AURELIUS Hemiassarion

MARCUS AURELIUS Hemiassarion

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Type : Hemiassarion
Date: c. 144-150
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Sipyle, Lydie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan mince bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Marc Aurèle. Joli revers inhabituel. Belle patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse legend : AURHLIOS - KAI (Aurhlios Kaisar).
Obverse translation : (Aurèle césar).

Reverse


Reverse description : Enfant (Ploutos ?) debout à gauche relevant son chiton contenant des fruits.
Reverse legend : MAGNHTWN - SIPILOU.
Reverse translation : (Magnésie du Sipyle).

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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