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Live auction - brm_362163 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce AU/XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:55:44
Type : Sesterce
Date: 173
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 25,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré. Beau portrait de Marc Aurèle bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers inhabituel à l’usure régulière. Très belle patine vert épaisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXVII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antoninus Augustus Tribunicia Potestate septimum vicesimum”, (Marc Antonin auguste revêtu de la vingt-septième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III// S C.
Reverse description : Marc-Aurèle, en habits militaires, debout à gauche, relevant l’Italie assise à droite, un genou à terre, tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Restitutori Italiæ Imperator sextum Consul tertium”, (Au sauveur de l’Italie, empereur pour la sixième fois, consul pour la troisième).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Exemplaire historiquement exceptionnel ! C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente !.

Historical background


MARC AURÈLE

(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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