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brm_705174 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce VF/XF
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 180
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 22,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine verte

Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVVS M AN-TONINVS PIVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Divus Marcus Antoninus Pius” (Divin Marc Antonin pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSE-CRATIO/ S|C.
Reverse description : Bûcher funéraire à quatre étages surmonté d'un quadrige vu de face.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio” (Consécration).

Commentary


Bûcher richement décoré dans plusieurs niches différentes.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(180)

Consecration of Commodus

Marcus Aurelius, in the campaign against Yazygues, fell ill and died at Sirmium or Vienna, perhaps the plague begins to ravage the Empire, 17 March 180. The author of Thoughts is deified by his son Commodus.

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