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bpv_312396 - MARCUS AURELIUS Unité

MARCUS AURELIUS Unité VF/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 161-180
Mint name / Town : Césarée Maritime, Samarie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré, court sur la légende. Beau portrait de Marc Aurèle. Joli revers. Patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR - [ANTONINVS].
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Marc Aurèle à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COL PRIMA FL - AVG CAESAREA.
Reverse description : Tête de Sérapis à droite.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Prima Flavia Augusta Cæsarensis”, (La colonie des Césaréens, la première flavienne de l’Auguste).

Commentary


Un seul ruban visible. Type recherché.

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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