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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Marcus Aurelius| > RS89768
Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 A.D., Mark Antony Restitution
|Marcus| |Aurelius|, |Marcus| |Aurelius| |and| |Lucius| |Verus,| |161| |-| |169| |A.D.,| |Mark| |Antony| |Restitution|, "Restitution" issue by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus commemorating the famous legionary denarii of Marc Antony. The legion VI Ferrata, the "Ironclad", was an old legion of Caesar's that fought for Antony. It must have been chosen for the restitution for its presumably key-role during Verus' successful Parthian campaign.
RS89768. Silver denarius, BMCRE IV p. 456, 500; RIC III p. 248, 443; MIR 18 120-4; RSC I Antony 83; Cohen I Antony 83; SRCV II p. 341, 5236, choice gVF, excellent centering, toning, flow lines, some die wear, small coppery spots, Rome mint, weight 3.031g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o, 165 - 166 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVGVR III VIR R P C, war galley, five oarsman visible, rowing left over waves, helmsman and rudder in stern; reverse ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST, aquila (legionary eagle) in center, eagle turned right, between two legionary standards, standard on right surmounted by Victory standing left and extending wreath, LEG - VI across center divided by aquila; rare; SOLD




  






REFERENCES

Schaaff, Ulrich. Münzen der römischen Kaiserzeit mit Schiffsdarstellungen im Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseum. (Munich, 2003).

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