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E-auction 457-369190 - brm_702898 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 48 €
End of the sale : 17 January 2022 14:34:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: juin - septembre
Date: 171
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 20,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine foncée


Obverse legend : IMP M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXV.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Marcus Antoninus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate quintum vicesimum”, (L’empereur Marc Antonin auguste revêtu de la vingt-cinquième puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : PRIMI/ DECEN/NALES/ COS III/ S C.
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse translation : “Primi Decennales Consul tertium/ Senatus Consulto”, (Les dix premières années de règne consul pour la troisième fois avec l’accord du Sénat).

Historical background




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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