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Live auction - brm_457454 - PUPIENUS Antoninien

PUPIENUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:41:44
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Antoninien
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique monnaie frappée sur un flan large et épais. Buste de toute beauté et d’une rare finesse. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Pupien à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Pupienus Maximus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Pupien Maxime auguste).


Reverse legend : AMOR MVTVVS AVGG.
Reverse description : Deux mains jointes (Bonne Foi).
Reverse translation : “Amor Mutuus Augustorum”, (L'amour mutuel des augustes).


Pour David Sear, il y aurait deux émissions d’antoniniens, la première avec notre légende IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG et la seconde avec IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIMVS AVG. Pour Pupien, la première légende semble plus rare.

Historical background


(02-04/05/238) Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus

Pupien was proclaimed emperor together Balbin. After the death of Maximin, he returned to Rome. Some disagreement arose between the two co-emperors who eventually were both murdered by the Praetorian between late April and early May after the new timeline established by A. and M. Christol Chastagnol.

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