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Live auction - brm_544480 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

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Starting price : 750 €
Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 15:14:38
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: 180
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type, sur un flan très légèrement décentré et éclaté à 9h. Superbe portrait, bien détaillé, légèrement griffé sur le cou. Très beau revers malgré un petit tréflage au niveau de la tête de l’aigle. Belle patine verte
Predigree :
Provient de la vente Gadoury de décembre 2012, lot 282


Obverse legend : DIVVS M AN-TONINVS PIVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Divus Marcus Antoninus Pius”, (Le divin Marc Antonin pieux).


Reverse legend : CONSECRATIO// SC.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un globe, tournant la tête à gauche, les ailes ouvertes.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).


Poids léger.

Historical background


(180) Divus Marcus Antoninus Aurelius

Consecration of Commodus

Marcus Aurelius, in the campaign against Yazygues, fell ill and died at Sirmium or Vienna, perhaps the plague begins to ravage the Empire, 17 March 180. The author of Thoughts is deified by his son Commodus.

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