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E-auction 324-240426 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 59 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:32:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 155-156
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré. Joli buste. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [AVRELIVS CAES] ANTON AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Marc Aurèle césar à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Antoninus Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar Antonin auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [TR POT X] - COS II/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Minerve (Athéna) casquée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une chouette de la main droite et une javeline longue de la main gauche, appuyée sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate decimum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la dixième puissance tribunitienne, Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(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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