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E-auction 377-289361 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 68 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:20:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 05-12/161
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 22,66 g.
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante et métal piqué largement au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG .
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROV DEOR TRP XV COS III.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum Tribunicia Potestate quintum decimum Consul tertium”, (La Providence divine, revêtu de la quinzième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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