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brm_663276 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF
280.00 €(Approx. 316.40$ | 238.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 148
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,70 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré, fissuré à 7h. Joli buste. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS - CAESAR AVG PII F.
Obverse description : Buste, tête nue, drapé et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle César auguste fils du pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT III - COS II/ S|C// PIETAS.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) debout à gauche, tendant la main droite au-dessus d’un enfant et tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tertium Consul iterum, Pietas”, (Revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois, la Piété).

Commentary


Monnaie non répertoriée avec ce type de buste pour ce revers.

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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