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E-auction 325-241129 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:28:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 171
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Usure importante mais exemplaire parfaitement identifiable. La monnaie a été nettoyée anciennement et commence toute juste à se repatiner
Catalogue references :


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 : [FIDES EX]ER-CITVVM // COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout à gauche tenant une Victoire de la main droite ; une enseigne militaire derrière elle.
Reverse translation : “Fides Exercituum, Consul tertium”, (La fidélité des armées, Consul pour la troisième fois).


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente ! Monnaie qui provient probablement d’une trouvaille ancienne.

Historical background


(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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