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E-auction 322-239012 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:30:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 180
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTO-NINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite.
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate quartum tricesimum”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste revêtu de la trente-quatrième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVG - IMP X COS III P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casquée et vêtue militairement assise à gauche, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et le parazonium de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti Imperator decimum Consul tertium”, (La Virilité de l’auguste revêtu de la dixième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).

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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