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E-auction 315-232881 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 29 April 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 168
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 22,93 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Usure importante. Joli revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M ANTONINVS AVG - ARM PARTH MAX.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus Parthicus Maximus”, (Marc Antonin auguste arméniaque grand parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [TR P POT XXII] IMP V C[OS III]// S|C.
Reverse description : Æquitas (l’Équité) drapée assise à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Tribunicia Potestate duovicesimum Imperator quintum Consul tertium", (Rêvetu de la vingt-deuxième puissance tribunitienne de la cinquième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(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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