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bpv_494486 - MARCUS AURELIUS Triassarion

150.00 €(Approx. 169.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Triassarion
Date: c. 139-161
Mint name / Town : Germe, Lydie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,64 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré mais qui reste lisible. Usure importante mais régulière. La monnaie reste bien identifiable et présente un beau portrait de Marc Aurèle. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Aurèle César à droite (O°).
Obverse legend : M AU[RHLIOS] - KAIS, (Markos Aurhlios Kaisar).
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle césar).


Reverse description : Pallas (Athéna) casquée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une phiale de la main droite et sappuyant sur son bouclier de la main gauche et une longue javelin.
Reverse legend : SE XI FAUSTOU -GERMHN.
Reverse translation : (Sextus Julius Faustus de Germe).


Poids très léger. Pourrait être un diassarion. Seulement deux exemplaires recensé dans la base du Roman Provincial Coinage en ligne.

Historical background


(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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