|Marcus Aurelius|, 7 March 161- 17 March 180 A.D.

Marcus Aurelius was recognized by the emperor Hadrian as a fine and capable youth and betrothed to the daughter of Aelius. The emperor Antoninus Pius adopted him and in 145 A.D. he married Antoninus' daughter, Faustina Junior. In 161 A.D., he succeeded Antoninus Pius as Augustus, immediately proclaiming Lucius Verus his co-emperor. Although known for his adherence to the philosophy of Stoicism and as a naturally peaceful man, Marcus Aurelius' reign was disturbed by war with Parthia, plague and then a long, hard war along the Danube frontier. He died on March 17th, 180 A.D. and was deified by the senate soon after.


Obverse Legends

ANTONINVSAVG
ANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVS
AVRELIVSCAESANTONAVGPIIF
AVRELIVSCAESARANTONINIAVGPIIFIL
AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIF
AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFCOS
AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFIL
AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFCOS
AVRELIVSCAESAVGPIIF
AVRELIVSCAESAVGPIIFCOS
AVRELIVSCAESAVGPIIFCOSDES
DIVOMARCO
DIVOMARCOANTONINO
DIVVSMANTONINVSPIVS
IMPCAESMAVRELANTONINVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRELANTONINVSAVGPM
IMPMANTONINVSAVG
IMPMANTONINVSAVGTRPXXV
IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG
MANTONINVSAVG
MANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVS
MANTONINVSAVGARMENPM
MANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX
MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM
MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARMATICVS
MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARMMAX
MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARMTRPXXXI
MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARMTRPXXXPP
MANTONINVSAVGGERMTRPXXIX
MANTONINVSAVGIMPII
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXX
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIII
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXV
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVI
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVII
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVIII
MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIX
MAVRELANTONINVSAVG
MAVRELANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVSPM
MAVRELANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX
MAVRELANTONINVSAVGTRPXXXIII
MAVRELIVSCAESARANTONINIAVGPIIF
MAVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIF
IMPCAESMAVRELANTONINVSAVG
IMPMANTONINVSAVG
IMPMANTONINVSAVGTRPXXV
IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG

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AURELIUS. - In the imperial series, the name of Aurelius occurs no less than 13 times, as will appear on consulting Mionnet's Medailles Romaines, or Akerman's Descriptive Catalogue of Roman Coins, viz.: 1. Marcus Aurelius Verus, successor of Antoninus Pius. 2. Commodus, his son, was called L. Aurelius and M. Aurelius Antoninus. 3. Caracalla, eldest son of Septimius Severus, when created Caesar, took, or rather usurped, the name of M. Aurelius Antoninus. 4. Elagabalus, under pretence of being the son of Caracalla, assumed the names of M. Aurelius Antoninus. 5. Severus Alexander, successor of Elagabalus, took by adoption, the name of Marcus Aurelius Alexander. 6. Marins, an usurper in the reign of Gallienus, bears on his coins the prenomia of Marcus Aurelius. [The coins described by Mediobarbus and Banduri, with the legends MARCVS AVRELIVS VICTORINVS (says Akerman) are doubted.] 7. Claudius Gothicus, a great prince, though of an obscure family, is styled on his coins Marcus Aurelius. 8. His brother and successor Quintillus, had for his prenomina Marcus Aurelius Claudius. 9. Then we have Marcus Aurelius Probus. 10. Marcus Aurelius Carus. 11. Marcus Aurelius Velarianus Maximianus. 12. Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius. And 13. M. Aurelius Romulus, son of Maxentius. The first, however, of all of these, MARCUS AURELIUS, surnamed the Philosopher, is the one who is usually, par excellence, designated by that name.


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Marcus Aurelius.--See Aurelius


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