ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, bare bust with laurel wreath facing right. Antoninus Augustus, 24th plebeian tribune.
VICT AVG COS III, Victoria facing left with laurel wreath and palm. Victoria Augustus Consul for the third time
Marcus Aurelius was the last of the 5 good emperors. He was a nephew of Faustina I. Hadrian was very impressed by the young man and saw to it that he was adopted by Antoninus Pius. Marcus Aurelius eventually appointed his son Commodus emperor. A big mistake, because Commodus was incapable and therefore disaster was brought down on the empire and its future.
- AR Denarius,
- Year/Period and Variation
- Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180)
- Very fine