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bpv_688410 - MARCUS AURELIUS Tetrassaria

MARCUS AURELIUS Tetrassaria XF/VF
175.00 €(Approx. 204.75$ | 150.50£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 161-170
Mint name / Town : Thessalie (Koinon)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 11,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un joli buste de Marc Aurèle. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : AU. M. AUR. A-NTWNINOS (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Aurhlios Antwninos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna Itonia casquée, vêtue militairement combattant à droite, tenant un bouclier de la main gauche et brandissant une javeline de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : KOINON QESSALON.
Reverse translation : (de l’assemblée des Thessaliens).

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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