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E-auction 300-218906 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 47 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:34:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 142
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Usure importante mais monnaie bien identifiable. Présence de concrétions vertes. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII F COS.
Obverse description : Buste tête nue de Marc Aurèle césar à gauche, cuirassé, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius Consul”, (Aurèle césar fils du pieux auguste consul).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [PIETAS] AVG// SC.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : couteau de sacrifice, aspersoir, vase “capis”, lituus et simpulum tourné à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augusti”, (La Piété de l’auguste).

Commentary


C’est la deuxième fois que nous ce type avec ce buste !.

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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