Romerska riket, Antoninus Pius 138-161 e.Kr, Aureus GULD - VACKERT EXEMPLAR

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Romerska riket, Antoninus Pius 138-161 e.Kr, Aureus - VACKERT EXEMPLAR
Ett otroligt vackert exemplar med perfekta fält, helt utan märken och med stämpleglans runt bokstäver och upphöjda partier. Antoninus Pius adopterades av kejsare Hadrianus som tronföljare den 25 februari år 138 e,Kr. Den här utbjuda guldaureusen är präglad, under Hadrianus regeringstid, den korta perioden då Antoninus Pius var tronföljare 25 februari-10 juli. Kvalitet 1+/01, RIC 13; Calicó 1469. 7.15g. 19mm, Ex Monsieur Note (1910-1982) Collection, France.

ÅTSIDA
Antoninus Pius porträtt utan lagerkrans (Caesar och tronföljare) samt omskriften "IMP T AEL CAES HA-DRI ANTONINVS"


FRÅNSIDA
Pietas stående åt höger hållande ask med rökelse ovanför altare  samt omsriften "AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II"


Antoninus Pius AV Aureus. Rome, AD 138. IMP T AEL CAES HADRI ANTONINVS, bare head right / AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Pietas standing to right by altar, raising right hand and holding box of incense. RIC 13; Calicó 1469. 7.15g. 19mm,

Ex Monsieur Note (1910-1982) Collection, France.



Historical context - Adoptive emperors
The term adoptive emperor is applied to the emperors from Nerva to Marcus Aurelius because they each adopted their respective successor. The special characteristic was that the successor supposedly came from outside the family: The reason why the successor, per adoption, should be the ideal form of rulership as he was chosen for his good abilities rather then relationship.


Antoninus was born in A.D. 86 and adopted a senatorial career and was first consul in A.D 120. He was adopted by emperor Hadrian as heir to the throne in February 25th A.D 138, and during Hadrians last months he was the virtual ruler of the empire.His succession on July 10th was smooth.  Antoninus finally died in Lorium in march 7th A.D 161, and was succeeded by Marcus Aurelius who had been selected by Hadrian as the eventual heir to the throne.