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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Marcus Aurelius| > RB88863
Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
For coins of this period, it is difficult to distinguish the dupondius from the ass. When unpatinated the color of the dupondius tends to be yellow or yellow brown and the as tends to be reddish but exceptions are frequent. Zinc is now present in the as and reduced in quantity in both the sestertius and dupondius. There is no reliable significant difference in the composition of the three denominations.
RB88863. Bronze dupondius (or as), RIC III AP1232 (S), Cohen III 393, BMCRE IV MA1407, Hunter II 39 var. (slight drapery), SRCV II 4831, F, brown patina, scratch, porosity, reverse off center, Rome mint, weight 11.393g, maximum diameter 28.0mm, die axis 0o, as caesar, 140 - 144 A.D.; obverse AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS ([Marcus] Aurelius Caesar, son of [Antoninus] Pius Augustus, consul), bare head right; reverse IVVENTAS (youth), Juventas standing slightly left, head left, draped, dropping incense with left hand onto candelabrum on left, patera downward in right hand, S - C (senatus consulto) across field; scarce; SOLD











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