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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - SALVTI AVGVSTOR
Sestertius Obv.: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, laureate head right Rev.:SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII S-C, COS III below, Salus standing left offering a patera to snake arising from altar, and holding scepter. Cohen 564.
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Date added:Oct 23, 2004
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the_Apostate  [Oct 23, 2004 at 12:14 PM]
That can't have been cheap -
Automan  [Oct 25, 2004 at 01:46 PM]
There really is something about a high-grade, perfectly patinated large bronze that no silver or gold comes close to, IMO! Gorgeous!
Tiathena  [Oct 28, 2004 at 09:54 PM]
Utterly superb!
Massanutten  [Nov 12, 2004 at 02:01 AM]
This coin is so inspiring, I went out and bought a snake!! Absolutely super!!
mauseus  [Nov 20, 2004 at 05:47 PM]
OK, what turmoil you have caused me. I used to be enthralled by third century coins but that is just out of this world
mickdale  [Feb 03, 2005 at 06:53 PM]
timeless art at its absolute best!
pvanosta  [May 12, 2005 at 08:37 PM]
I'm with Automan on this one. I too am a 'large bronze' collector and I hope to one day have a coin this nice!
Jerome Holderman  [Jul 23, 2005 at 10:43 PM]
Another I can't comprehend anyone rating below 5 Stars*********
mestreaudi  [Aug 13, 2005 at 03:02 PM]
FANTASTIC!!!!
Moneta  [Nov 18, 2005 at 03:33 AM]
Moneta herself supplicates before it! Worthy of a poster & book cover.
Frans Diederik  [Nov 28, 2005 at 11:45 AM]
Wonderful craftmanship and such an unbelievable state of preservation, as well. four digits price and five star rating!
Noah  [Feb 06, 2006 at 11:57 PM]
The detail is outstanding!
Potator II  [Feb 18, 2006 at 05:22 AM]
Wonderful depiction of Salus, Fantastic portrait. Five stars is not enough
b70  [Feb 18, 2006 at 06:28 PM]
Absolutely stunning coin.
Jochen  [Mar 04, 2006 at 11:23 PM]
Look at the garment!
Scotvs Capitis  [Aug 24, 2006 at 09:26 PM]
Superb! It almost looks like it was made with the patina.
Gavignano  [Mar 24, 2007 at 01:18 AM]
Detail on Salus's face is unmatched. Righteous coin! Must have costed big $$$$$
Alfonsvs  [Aug 21, 2007 at 08:52 AM]
Cinco estrelas!!!
*Alex  [Jul 22, 2010 at 01:39 PM]
Beautiful coin in every way. It cannot be bettered.
Joe Sermarini  [May 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM]
Someone voted less than 5? Fantastic coin 5.0!
Charles S  [May 27, 2012 at 09:10 PM]
This is no doubt the most refined Salus I have seen on any reverse! Look at her face! Superb choice EF. How can this be only 4.6/5 with 69 votes?
Mark S4  [Apr 30, 2014 at 05:37 AM]
5 Star coin, fantastic patina and detail
Sam  [May 01, 2014 at 11:58 PM]
Superb & stunning Sestertius . Congratulations my friend. This Sestertius deserves 10 stars.