Roman Empire - AR Denarius, Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) - Silver

Description
Roman Empire - AR Denarius, Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) - Silver
Very fine

Denomination:
Denarius
Condition:
Very Fine-
Size:
19 mm
Weight:
2.82 g
Period:
169–170 AD
Mint:
Rome
Exergue:
-.-
Obverse:
ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, bare bust with laurel wreath facing right. Antoninus Augustus, 24th plebeian tribune.
Reverse side:
VICT AVG COS III, Victoria facing left with laurel wreath and palm. Victoria Augustus Consul for the third time
Reference:
RIC 226




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.

Lot details
Metal
Silver
Denomination
AR Denarius,
Year/Period and Variation
Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180)
Condition
Very fine
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