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E-auction 318-235650 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 20 May 2019 14:15:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: août - décembre
Date: 166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré, un peu court sur les légendes. Usure régulière. Joli revers. La monnaie a été nettoyée anciennement et commence tout juste à se repatiner
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM - [PARTH MAX].
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus Parthicus Maximus”, (L’empereur Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste vainqueur des Arméniens grand Parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [TR PO]T XX I-MP IIII CO[S III]/ VIC PAR/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à gauche, les ailes ouvertes, drapée, posant un bouclier inscrit en deux lignes sur un palmier.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate vicesimum Imperator quartum Consul tertium// Victoria Parthica”, (Revêtu de la vingtième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois// la victoire parthique).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Exemplaire provenant probablement d’une trouvaille ancienne.

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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