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E-auction 480-391214 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

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Type : Sesterce
Date: mars - juillet
Date: 164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 26,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée, avec une jolie représentation de l’empereur au droit. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTO-NINVS AVG P M.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Pontifex Maximus”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste grand pontife).


Reverse legend : TR P XVIII - IMP - II CO-S III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate duodevicesimum Imperator iterum Consul tertium”, (Revêtu de la dix-huitième puissance tribunitienne et de la deuxième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(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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