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E-auction 392-304956 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:20:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 172
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 20,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, beau revers, flan irrégulier, patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXVI.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B*4).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antoninus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate sextum vicesimum”, (Marc Antonin auguste revêtu de la vingt-sixième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMP VI - COS III// S|C.
Reverse description : Roma (Rome) nicéphore, casquée et drapée assise à gauche sur un trône sur lequel repose un bouclier, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; le bouclier semble orné d’une tête de méduse.
Reverse translation : “Imperator sextum Consul tertium”, (Revêtu de la sixième acclamation impériale 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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