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I own quite a few sestertii ... but my buying has slowed down quite a bit .. so its a big event when I snag a big coin with meaning to me!!!

I am very happy!!

My latest acquisition .....

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Lucius Verus, 161-169. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 27,76 g, ), Rome, 162. IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P II / COS II / S - C Marcus Aurelius, togate, on the left, and Lucius Verus, togate, on the right, standing facing each other and clasping their right hands, each holding a scroll in his left hand.

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Concordia - meaning "concord" or "harmony" is the goddess who embodies marriage and society. She was associated with Pax (peace) and in the representation of a stable society.

Certainly an important message when you suddenly had two Augusti in the second century AD... unheard of!

However I am sure the memory of the previous civil wars were passed down and the idea of Concord was certainly popular with the people.

I believe that these coins displaying this particular message are very special and historically significant

 

I also own this lovely coin featuring a Marcus Aurelius obverse... and Lucius Verus displaying their Concord.

 

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Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
Æ Dupondius, 25mm, 10.7g, 12h; Rome, AD 161.
Obv.: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M; Radiate bust right, slight drapery on shoulder.
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGVSTOR TR P XV COS III, S C across fields; Marcus Aurelius standing right, holding scroll and clasping hands with Lucius Verus standing left, both togate.


 

 Please share any coins featuring Concordia or any coins of Lucius Verus or Marcus Aurelius...

 

 

 

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Nice couple of coins !

 

Here are some more Concordias

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Faustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand
Ag, 18.6mm, 3.26g
Ref.: RIC III 500b3, CRE 164 [R]

 

CONCORDIAE AETERNAE

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Plautilla
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCORDIAE AETERNAE, Caracalla and Plautilla standing vis-à-vis, clasping hands.
Ag, 3.31g, 19.6mm
Ref.: RIC 361, CRE 435 [C]

 

CONCORDIA MILITVM

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Diocletianus
AE 21
Obv.: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, and receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre; HΔ between.
AE, 3.02g, 20.5mm
Ref.: Kankelfitz 5, RIC VI, p.531, 13

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Nice coins, I have an Marcus Aurelius As with the same message but in much worse condition:

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius - As - Rome mint

Obv.: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M

Rev.: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XV - COS III

And here another Concordia coin from me:

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Empress Salonina - Antoninianus - Unknown eastern mint

Obv.: CORN SALONINA AVG

Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGG

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I love it, @Constantivs! What a great companion piece to your dupondius of Marcus Aurelius!!

The Antonines issued many Concordia types, not just to publicize the concord between Marcus and Lucius, but marital harmony between Marcus and Faustina and between Lucius and Lucilla. Here's one of my all-time favorite sestertii.

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Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman orichalcum sestertius, 24.67 g, 31.1 mm, 7 h.
Rome, mid 152- autumn 154.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG·FIL·, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA S C, Concordia seated left, holding flower and resting elbow on cornucopiae set on globe under chair.
Refs: RIC 1374a; BMC 2175-76; Cohen 57; RCV 4713; Strack 1315.

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Very nice pick up @Constantivs..

Lovely eye-nose combo on the portrait and neat relaxed posture of the adopted brothers too, a skilled engraver....

My concordia is the Denarius version of RC's impressive Sestertius posted...

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Faustina II Junior Silver Denarius 3.36g.,17mm, Rome mint, A.D. 154-156,

Obverse. FAVSTINA AVG-PIIAVGFIL Draped bust of Faustina right,

Reverse. CONC-O-RDIA, Concordia seated left, holding flower & resting left arm on cornucopiae set on globe below seat.

(RCV 4704; RIC 502a)

Also have a nice Marcus Aurelius Sestertius..ID by @Roman Collector.

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Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius. Rome mint. Struck AD 171...(32mm, 24.68 g)
Obv. Laureate, draped head right, IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXV
Rev. Fides standing left, holding Victory and standard, FIDES EXERCITVVM COS III SC
RIC III 997......Double die match to the only example in the British Museum Collection..

And to finish off my only Lucius Verus...

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Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 AD.
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint 161 AD, 18mm, 3.11 grams
Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, Bare head of Lucius right.
Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P COS II, Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopia.
RIC#463

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Septimius Severus, with Caracalla and Geta as Caesar. AD 193-211. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.22g, 6h). Rome mint struck AD 209. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head right. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM; Caracalla and Geta, both laureate and togate, standing facing one another, supporting between them a globe surmounted by Victory standing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm frond in left. Ref: RIC IV 255; Calicó 2435a; Biaggi 1064; BMCRE 312. Very Fine, lightly toned, light marks, evidence of having been placed in a bezel. 

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