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E-auction 397-310067 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF/F
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 59 €
End of the sale : 23 November 2020 14:30:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 148-149
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAESAR - ANTONINI AVG PII FIL.
Obverse description : Buste drapé tête nue de Marc Aurèle césar à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Antonini Augusti Pii Filius Consul”, (Aurèle césar Antonin fils du pieux auguste consul).

Reverse


Reverse legend : T[R POT II]I - COS - II/ HO-NOS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Honos, (l’Honneur), drapé debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Honos”, (L’Honneur).

Commentary


Poids léger. Revers tout à fait inhabituel. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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