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E-auction 390-302381 - MARCUS AURELIUS Tétradrachme

MARCUS AURELIUS Tétradrachme VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 80 €
Maximum bid : 96 €
End of the sale : 05 October 2020 14:59:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 7
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très irrégulier à l’usure importante, identifiable. Patine noire
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèlé à droite (O).
Obverse legend : M AURHL AntWNINOS S (Markos Aurhlios Antwninos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle Antonin augsute).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [L Z].
Reverse description : L’empereur debout à gauche, vêtu de la toge, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche couronné par Niké, placée derrière lui le couronnant.
Reverse translation : (An 7).

Commentary


Ce type a seulement été frappé pour l’an 3 et l’an 7.

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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