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E-auction 520-434695 - brm_275361 - MARIUS Antoninien

MARIUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 120 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 03 April 2023 14:22:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: c. mi 269
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité sur un flan un peu court, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C MARIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Marius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marius pieux et heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCORD MILIT.
Reverse description : Deux mains jointes (Bonne Foi).
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde militaire).


Poids lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Mains larges avec les doigts visibles de la main de dessous.

Historical background


(06-10 or 11/269)

It seems that Marius rebels against Postum at the end of his reign. Lélien and Postume assassinated, Marius remains alone in place. Marius is in turn quickly assassinated after a short reign, nevertheless longer than the erroneous interpretation of Augustan History (two days).

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