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Live auction - brm_507503 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:33:32
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 152-153
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 22,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Marc Aurèle. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII FIL.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Aurelius Cæsar Augusti Pii Filius”, (Aurèle césar auguste fils d'Antonin le Pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT VII - COS II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Minerve (Pallas) casquée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche avec le bouclier à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate septimum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la septième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois/ avec l’accord du Sénat).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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