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E-auction 325-241132 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:30:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: janvier - août
Date: 165
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Métal piqué. Joli portrait. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG - ARMENIACVS P M.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus Pontifex Maximus”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste arméniaque grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT XIX - IMP II COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à gauche tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; son pied droit est posé sur un globe.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestas nonum decimum Imperator iterum Consul tertium”, (Revêtu de la dix-neuvième puissance tribunitienne de la deuxième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

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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