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E-auction 426-337973 - brm_661977 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:30:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 158-159
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 22,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec une jolie figure au revers. Présence de concrétions vertes, patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAES - AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue, de Marc Aurèle césar, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).


Reverse legend : TR POT XIII - COS II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité), debout à gauche, casquée et vêtue militairement, tenant le parazonium de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche ; le pied gauche appuyé sur un casque.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tertium decimum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la treizième puissance tribunicienne, Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Historical background


(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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