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brm_593969 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
200.00 €(Approx. 232.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 162
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Métal piqué. Revers agréable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVREL - ANTONINVS AVG P M.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Pontifex Maximus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORD AVGVSTOR TRP XVI// COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Marc Aurèle et Lucius Vérus, vêtus de la toge, se donnant la main, Marc Aurèle tient un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum// Consul tertium”, (la Concorde des augustes revêtu de la seizième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

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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