Why purchase this Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius?
Ruling the Roman Empire from AD 161-180, Marcus Aurelius was the last of the Five Good Emperors. His natural death in AD 180 is considered to be the conclusion of the Pax Romana, a period of more than two centuries of peace and prosperity within the Empire. This silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius is a Caesar Issue, struck in Rome AD 157-158.
Classic Roman Imperial Imagery
The obverse features the bare-headed right facing image Emperor Marcus Aurelius, surrounded by a legend describing his name and title as "AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F."
The goddess Felicitas is depicted on the reverse, holding a caduceus and a cornucopia, symbolizing the wealth and prosperity of the Empire. "TR POT XII COS II" are inscribed, referencing the emperor's additional offices held: Tribune of the People for the seventh year, and Consul for the second.
Very Fine Ancient Silver Denarius
This Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, struck AD 157-158, has been graded Very Fine (VF) by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin division. Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 25, the coin will possess almost complete design details and high points worn flat, with overall attractive eye appeal. 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 for the last of the Five Good Emperors will make an impressive addition to your ancient coin collection!
|Year of Issue:||AD 161-180|