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brm_547285 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
100.00 €(Approx. 118.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 159-160
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré des deux côtés. Métal piqué, notamment au revers. Joli portrait. Patine verte
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS - CAESAR AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT XIIII - COS II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Mars nu marchant à droite, tenant une haste de la main droite et un trophée de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate quartum decimum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la quatorzième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Portrait déjà mature de Marc Aurèle âgé d’une quarantaine d’années.

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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