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Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) NGC Ch. VF

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Why purchase this ancient Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius?

The Golden Age of Rome is recognized as the period from AD 96-180. Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of the Roman Empire from AD 161-180, is the final of the Five Good Emperors who ruled during that most peaceful and most prosperous era of Roman history. This silver denarius was struck AD 161-180 with a diameter of approximately 18 mm.

Classic Roman Imperial Imagery

The obverse features the draped bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius facing right, head adorned with a laurel wreath, surrounded by a legend describing his name and title "IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG."

Concordia is depicted seated on the reverse, with a cornucopia beneath her chair, holding patera in her right hand, while resting her left elbow on statue of Spes, the Roman goddess of hope. Concordia is the Roman goddess of harmony, often associated with peace.

Choice Very Fine Ancient Silver Denarius

This Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, struck AD 161-180, has been graded Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF) by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin division. Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35, the coin will exhibit a strong strike with almost complete design details, high points worn flat, and attractive eye appeal overall. The ancient coin is accompanied by an American Numismatic Association Certificate of Authenticity which includes a short summary of the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

This Roman Imperial Silver Denarius struck during Rome's Golden Age will make an impressive addition to your ancient coin collection!

Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF