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Live auction - brm_686634 - MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce

MARCUS AURELIUS Sesterce AU/XF
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2021/10/26 14:00:00
brm_686634
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 26,46 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli buste de Marc Aurèle. Agréable patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTONINVS - AVG ARMENIACVS P M.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière .
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus Pontifex Maximus”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste arméniaque grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P XVIII - IMP II COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et appuyé sur son bouclier de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate octavum decimum Imperator iterum Consul tertium”, (Revêtu de la dix-huitième puissance tribunitienne de la deuxième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).

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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