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E-auction 325-241121 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 6 €
Maximum bid : 6 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:24:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 03-12
Date: 169
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,14 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte


Obverse legend : M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXIIII.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antoninus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate quartum vicesimum”, (Marc Antonin auguste revêtu de la vingt quatrième puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : [SALVTI] - AVG COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche et de la droite une patère nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel.
Reverse translation : “Saluti Augustæ Consul tertium”, (À la Santé de l’auguste consul pour la troisième fois).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


(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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