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40 viewsAntoninus Pius - Denarius - 161 A.D. (minted under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus) - Mint of Rome
Ob.: DIVVS ANTONINVS; bare head right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO; Eagle right, head left
gs. 3,1 mm. 17,5
Cohen 154, RIC 429
Maxentius
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29 viewsMARCVS AVRELIVS - Dupondius - 171 AD
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, radiate head right;
Rev.: IMP VI COS III S C, Victoria stg. right places a shield inscribed VIC/GER on a palm tree
Gs. 9,15 mm. 24,4
Cohen 268
Maxentius
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34 viewsMARCVS AVRELIVS - Dupondius - 164 AD
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M, radiate head right
Rev.: VICT AVG TR P XVIII IMP II COS III S C, Victory stg. right holds trophy. At her feet Armenia seated right.
Gs. 11,3 mm. 26
Cohen 986
Maxentius
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65 viewsMARCVS AVRELIVS - Denarius - Minted under Antoninus Pius -148/149 A.D.
Obv.:AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right
Rev.: TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right, holding spear & hand resting upon shield.
Gs. 3 mm. 18,5
Cohen 618, RIC 438b (Pius)
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22 viewsMarcus aurelius
AY KAI M AUR ANTWNEINOC

AEXIALEON

Strack, AMNG II, 1, p. 224, no. 430, which he lists as a 3-units Æ24. Bust of the fully bearded M Aurelius, with cloak over armor, to r. (probably without laurel). AV K M AVRH | ANTÔNEINOS. Rev., Homonoia stg. to l., with kalathos, patera, and cornucopiae. AGXIA | LEÔN. He lists three specimens.
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39 viewsAurelius RIC 703 commentskokoshawnuff
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57 viewsMarcus Aurelius denarius AD1691 commentsmarandnumiz
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35 viewsFAUSTINA II (wife of M. Aurelius) - As - 160 AD - Rome mint
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev: FECVND AVGVSTAE S C, Fecunditas standing left, one child on each arm, two at her feet
Gms 9,2 mm 27,3
RIC 1636 Cohen 97
Maxentius
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53 viewsFAVSTINA II (wife of M. Aurelius) - As or Dupondius - 149/152 AD - Rome mint
Obv; FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev: VENVS S C, Venus standing right, drawing back cloak over right shoulder and holding apple
Gms 11,1 mm 26,2
RIC 1410c Cohen 257
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26 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 413kokoshawnuff
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25 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 282kokoshawnuff
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24 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 203kokoshawnuff
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30 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 192kokoshawnuff
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26 viewsTop row: M Aurelius (RIC 952); Faustina Jr (RIC 1668); Trajan (RIC 496); Gordian III (RIC 256a)

Bottom row: Gordian III (RIC 333); Gordian III (RIC 298a); Sev Alexander (RIC 477); Gordian III (RIC 300a)
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111 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Sestertius.
Reign: Emperor, A.D. 161-180
Denomination: Æ Sestertius.
Diameter: 31 mm.
Weight: 25.46 grams.
Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 158-9.
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG. PII F. Head, bare, right, bust draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: TR. POT. XIII COS. II S. C. Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
Reference: RIC (A. Pius) 187, 1349b. Cohen 741.
Ex Richard Graham Collection, Schulman Sale, June, 1966, #1896.
paul1888
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24 viewsAntonivs Protti
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22 viewsDIVUS MARCUS AURELIUS
AR Denarius. 180A.D.
17.8mm, 3.0grams

OBV: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS, bare head right.
REV: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing left on bar with wreath in beak.
RIC III–267(Commodus)
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36 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS Sestertius Rome Mint
32.4mm, 28.7 grams

OBV: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL, Bare head of Marcus right.
REV: VIRTVS COS II, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
RIC-III-1252 (Rome Mint)
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48 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Silver Denarius (3.62 g), as Caesar, AD 138-161. Rome, under Antoninus Pius, AD 148/9. AVRELIVS CA-ESAR AVG PII F, bare head of Marcus Aurelius right. Reverse: TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right, holding inverted spear and grounded shield. RIC 444; BMC 683; RSC 618. Ex: Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin, October 1975, lot A-805.1 commentspaul1888
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21 viewsFaustina II. Silver Denarius (3.27 g), Augusta, AD 147-175. Rome, under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AD 161-164/5. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina II right, with single circle of pearls around head. Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. RIC -; BMC -; RSC -. Unpublished in the standard references without the peacock. Normally a peacock is shown standing at the feet of Juno on the reverse. On this coin, the bird is missing.Quant.Geek
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18 Marcus Aurelius 34 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
AR Denarius
170-171 AD
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right / COS III, Mars advancing right with spear & trophy.
RSC 126, RIC 231, Sear5 #4886
Ex D. Loates Fine Art
RI0102
1 commentsSosius
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18 Marcus Aurelius - as Caesar10 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
as Caesar
AR Denarius.
AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, draped bust right / TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left with parazonium & spear.
RSC 721, RIC 473[pius], sear5 #4793
RI0103
Sosius
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18 Marcus Aurelius - as Caesar17 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
As Caesar
AR Denarius.
AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, draped bust right / TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left with parazonium & spear.
RSC 721, RIC 473[pius], sear5 #4793
RI0104
Sosius
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18 Marcus Aurelius Sestertius25 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
AE Sestertius
Struck 177 AD.
M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI, laureate head r. / LIBERALITAS AVG VII IMP VIII COS III PP SC, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
Cohen 422, RIC 1205
RI0105
Sosius
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18 Marcus Aurelius Sestertius15 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
AE Sestertius
M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXII, laureate head right / IMP VIIII COS III PP SC, Aequitas standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
RIC 1230
RI0107
Sosius
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19 Lucius Verus13 viewsLucius Verus
AE As, 161 AD
IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTOR TR P COS II S-C, Verus and Marcus Aurelius clasping hands
RIC 1290, Sear5 #5408; aFine
One of my first "big" roman coins. Not pretty, but it was exciting to get and to attribute. I didn't even know who Lucius Verus was before I got the coin!
RI0099
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5 Marcus Aurelius 10 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
BI Denarius

O: Bust right

R: Victory walking left

From an ancient forger's lot authenticated by David Sear

ex Ancient Treasures
RI0106
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5 Marcus Aurelius Provincial8 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
AE of Caesarea, Cappadocia

O: Bust right

R: Mt Argeus with conical peak
RI0101
Sosius
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus “Elagabalus”, 218-222 CE.13 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Bronze AE
Varbanov 1384, VF, Markianopolis mint, 2.0g, 16mm,
Obverse: AΥT K M AΥΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Reverse:MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, bunch of grapes.
NORMAN K
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36 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. A. Aurelius Marcellienus Phil. 2nd-3rd centuries AD.
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.28 g)
∙ A ∙ AYP ∙ MAPKЄΛΛIЄNOY ΦIΛ
Eagle standing right on rock, raising one leg, with shrimp in mouth
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -
Ardatirion
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"Obol" As of Marcus Aurelius118 viewsThis as of Marcus Aurleius with reverse of Providentia holding wand over globe has a layer of thick blue crystals on both sides. Many believe that this kind of patina comes from contact with the dead and such coins are therefore know as "obol" coins from the practice of placing payment for the afterlife in the deceased's mouth. It is not certain if there is any truth to these rumours. When coins, like this one, come from ploughed field contexts it is impossible to determine what their original deposition context was. 2 commentsotlichnik
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS31 views138 - 161 AD
SILVER-PLATED DENARIUS (FOUREE) 2.70 g 17 mm
O: COS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P III
BARE HEAD RIGHT
(P P = 139 AD, COS III = 140 AD)
R: HO-N-OS
HONOS, TOGATE, STANDING L HOLDING BRANCH AND CORNUCIPIAE
Reverse cf. BMC 41, 264; RIC 79, 422; Cohen 235, 236.
Minted under Antoninus Pius for Marcus Aurelius as Caesar in Rome, 140 - 144 AD
(mismatching dies in silverplated denarii is not uncommon)
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(0145) FAUSTINA II17 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
176-180 AD.
AE Sestertius, 31 mm 23.30 g
O: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
R: DIANA LVCIF S-C, Diana standing right with long torch. RIC 1628.
ROME
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(0145) FAUSTINA II18 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE SESTERTIUS 29 mm 19.78 g
O: DIAD DR BUST R
R: FECUNDITAS STANDING R HOLDING SCEPTER AND BABY / SC
RIC 1638
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(0145) FAUSTINA II32 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
Faustina II
AE Sestertius, 31 mm 23.30 g
176-180 AD.
O: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
R: DIANA LVCIF S-C, Diana standing right with long torch. RIC 1628.
ROME
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(0145) FAUSTINA II29 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE SESTERTIUS 29 mm 19.78 g
O: DIAD DR BUST R
R: FECUNDITAS STANDING R HOLDING SCEPTER AND BABY / SC
RIC 1638
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(0145) FAUSTINA II35 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE 25 mm 10 70 g
O:BUST R
R:VENUS STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY AND RESTING HAND ON SHIELD
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(0145) FAUSTINA II12 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
Faustina II
176-180 AD.
AE Sestertius, 31 mm 23.30 g
O: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
R: DIANA LVCIF S-C, Diana standing right with long torch. RIC 1628.
ROME
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(0145) FAUSTINA II17 viewsFaustina II (147-176AD)
(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE 20.5 mm, 4.55 g
obv: FAVSTEINA SEBASTH, head of Faustina II right
rev: OVLPIAS PAVTALIAS, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Thrace, Pautalia. cf. BMC 142,12; Moushmov 4114
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(0161) LUCIUS VERUS27 views161 - 169 AD
Struck January 169 AD
AE 22.5 mm 6.98 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Roma standing left, stepping on helmet, holding Victory and spear; S-C
Rome RIC 1488 (vol. III M. Aurelius), C325
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(0161) LUCIUS VERUS or MARCUS AURELIUS--MT. ARGAEUS46 views161--
AE 20 mm, 6.85 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Mount Argaeus, ETB in exergue
Cappadocia Caeserea
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS13 views161 – 180 AD
Orichalcum sestertius 29 mm, 21.26 g
Struck 172 – 173 AD
O: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII Laureate head right
R: IMP [VI] CO[S III SC] Jupiter seated left, holding victory in right hand and scepter in left hand
d.s.
Rome; RIC III 1064
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS27 views161-180
AE DUPONDIUS 25 mm 9.57 g
O: RAD. HEAD R
R: JUPITER SEATED L, HOLDING VICTORY & SCEPTER
SC IN EXE.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS25 views161 - 180 AD
Struck 171 - 172 AD
AE Orichalcum Dupodius 25 X 26 mm 10.47 g
O: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI Radiate head right
R: IMP VI COS III S-C Roma seated left holding Victory and spear, ornamented shield on ground behind her
Rome RIC III 1035
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS27 views161 - 180 AD
Struck 161 - 162 AD
AE Dupondius, 25 mm 10.87 g
O: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, Radiate head right.
R: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI COS III, Aurelius and Verus facing each other, clasping hands.
Ref: RIC 828
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS32 views161 - 180 AD
struck 168 - 169 AD
AE Dupondius
O: M ANTONINVS [AVG TR P XXIII]; radiate bust right
R.: SALV[TI AVG] COS III /S-C; Salus standing left, holding patera and scepter, feeding snake on altar.
Rome; BMC. 1353. RIC 965
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS23 views161 - 180 AD
AE 17.5 mm, 3.02 g
O: Bust right
R: Herakles standing, holding club and lionskin
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS17 views161 - 180 AD
AE Dupondius 25 mm 9.57 g
O: radiate head right
R: Jupiter seated left holding victory and sceptre, SC in exe.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS27 viewsM. Aurelius, as Caesar
161 - 180 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 156 (as Caesar)
AE 23 X 25 mm, 11.1 g
O:[AVR]ELIVS CAES ANTON [AVG PII F], head left
R: [TR PO]T X COS II S-C, Minerva standing left holding owl and spear, shield behind her legs
Rome
(unpublished)
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS25 views161-180 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.70 g
O: M AVP AV KAI ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right
R: ЄPI ΘЄMICTOKΛЄOU MIΛHCIΩN NЄOKOPΩN, archaic cult statue of Apollo Didymaios standing left, holding stag in right hand and bow in arrow in left
Miletos; Mionnet 3, 169f. 788
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS 13 views161 - 180 AD
Struck 161 - 162 AD
AE Dupondius, 25 mm 9.90 g
O: Radiate of M. Aurelius head right.
R: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI COS III, Aurelius and Verus facing each other, clasping hands.
cf: RIC 828
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS5 views161 – 180 AD
(struck soon after his accession, 161-162)
AE 25 mm, 9.89 g
O: Bare head right
R: [CONCORD AVGVSTOR…] Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing, clasping hands.
Rome; cf RIC 830 ff
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)33 views161 - 180 AD (as Augustus)

Struck 155/6 AD (as Caesar)
AE 25 mm 8.74 g
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F, Bareheaded bust right
R: Minerva seated right, TRPOT X, COS II, SC below
RIC 1331, scarce.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)32 views161 - 180 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 156/157 (as Caesar)
AE 24.5 mm X 27 mm 9.64 g
O: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG P II F, Bare head right
R: TR POT XI [COS II], S-C, Pietas standing left raising hand over altar
RIC III 1343
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)25 views161 - 180 AD
O: Bare head right
R: S-C, Pietas standing left, scepter in left hand right hand over child
RIC 1294
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)23 views161 - 180 AD (as Augustus)
138 - 161 AD (as Caesar)
AE 26 mm; 9.24 g
O: Bare head right
R: Juventas standing left, holding patera & sacrificing at altar-candelabrum
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)54 views161 - 180 Augustus
struck 139-161 AD as Caesar
AE 25.5 mm; 10.42 g
O: M AVRHLIOC OVHROC KAICAR, laureate, draped bust right
R: ADRIANOPOLEITON, Hades-Serapis seated left, holding sceptre, right hand extended over Cerberus seated at foot.
Thrace, Hadrianopolis; Varbanov 3197; SNG Italy 415.
d.s.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)12 views161 - 180 Augustus
struck 139-161 AD as Caesar
Æ 25 mm, 8.56 g
O: Draped bust right
R: Nude Apollo standing to front, holding branch in left hand and patera over lighted altar with right.
Thrace, Philippopolis
cf. Varbanov 807, 808 (var.), Moushmov 5128 v.
d.s.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (limes denarius)20 views161-180 AD
struck 164/5
Limes Denarius 18 mm, 2.11 g
O: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right.
R: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius, and cornucopia in left hand
Rome; cf RIC 125
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(0161)MARCUS AURELIUS, as Caesar27 views161 - 180 ad) (as Augustus)
138 - 161 (as Caesar)
Struck 145 AD, as Caesar under Antoninus Pius
AE As 26 mm 10.01 g
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS II, bare head r.
Rome, cf. RIC 1260
R: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing front, head l., with palm and cornucopia; in field S - C.
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS39 views193-211 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 8.66 g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
O: AVT L CEPT -[ CEVHR PER] laureate head right
R: VP AV[R GALLOV] [NIKOPOLI]TWN / PROC ICTR; bow in exe; Cretan Bull with uplifted forelegs and raised tail left; Herakles, nude, running beside him left, grasping s the bull's horns to subdue him; club on ground behind Herakles’ right foot
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1309; b) Varbanov (engl.) 2710 corr. (doesn't mention club and bow)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.14.14.25
d) Voegtli type 4m; Stoll, Herakles 39
Rare
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS21 views193-211 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 8.66 g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
O: AVT L CEPT -[ CEVHR PER] laureate head right
R: VP AV[R GALLOV] [NIKOPOLI]TWN Cretan Bull with uplifted forelegs and raised tail left; Herakles, nude, running beside him left, grasping s the bull's horns to subdue him; club on ground behind Herakles’ right foot; PPOC ICTP and bow in exergue.
MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum; AMNG I 1309. Varbanov 2134. Voegtli type 4m. Stoll, Herakles 39. Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.14.14.25 Very rare
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Retrograde Reverse Legend)25 views193-211 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.41 g
(struck under governor Aurelius Gallus)
O: [AV KL] CEP - CEVHRO[C P] Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: VP AVR GALL - OV NIKOPOLIT / PROC I (retrograde, beginning at 5 o'clock, counterclockwise)
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, standing left, resting with raised left hand on thyrsos, lowered right hand holding kantharos and pouring
wine
ref. a) not in AMNG
obv. AMNG I/1, 1304
rev. legend not in AMNG
AMNG I/1, 1306 (depiction)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.8.8
d) Blancon list 43, 2003
Nikocopolis ad Istrum; very rare
(one of the rare coins with retrograde legend)
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(0198) CARACALLA17 views198 - 217 AD
AE 25 mm; 8.65 g
O: AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right
R: UP AUR GALLOU NIKOPOLIT PROCI, eagle standing on altar between two military standards, wreath in its beak. .
Nikopolis ad Istrum (Magistrate Aurelius Gallus); Moushmov 1116
d.s.
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(0198) CARACALLA28 views198 - 217 AD
struck 201 - 203 AD (under legatus consularis Aurelius Gallus)
AE26 Tetrassarion 25 x 26 mm; 9.92 g
O: AV K M AV ANTΩNINO Laureaet bust of Caracalla draped in paludamentum, right
R: VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛIT Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back (hides the "Apples of the Hesperides"), resting on club set on rock, ΠPOCI beneath
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum mint; Hristova/Jekov No.8.18.14.6, not listed in AMNG also not listed in Varbanov. Rare

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(0198) GETA (as Caesar)17 views198-209 AD.
Æ 26 mm; 10.79 g
Aurelius Gallus, consular legate.
O: Bare-headed and draped bust right
R: Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and filleted thyrsus.
Markianopolis; cf Mouchmov 514; Varbanov 1090 var. (rev. legend).
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*Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius. Regling, Nysa 86 37 viewsÆ23. Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius (Caesar AD 136–161; Emperor 161–180), laureate head to r., cuirassed bust with paludamentum, back to viewer. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC or "Imperator Caesar Antoninus" Rev., Zeus seated, holding patera and long scepter. ΕΠ ΓΡ ΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΟΥ Κ[ΟΡΝ] ΝΥΣΑ[ΕΩΝ]. Asiatikos Korn(eliou), grammateus. Regling, Nysa 86; RPC IV (temporary №) 1455. Ex Collegium Josephinum Bonn 1-9-2010.

Same dies as RPC IV specimen: http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1455/

*Note: Made a slight adjustment to image for brightness, contrast, and intensity.
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*SOLD*61 viewsMarcus Aurelius Copper As

Attribution: RIC III 1238, Cohen 393, very scarce
Date: AD 143
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR PII F COS, bare head r.
Reverse: IVVENTAS S C, Juventas stg. l., holding patera & sacrificing at altar-candelabrum
Size: 25.2 mm
Weight: 10.9 grams
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005 - Faustina II (146 - winter 175/176, wife of Marcus Aurelius), As - RIC 163943 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: FECVNDITAS, S - C, Fecunditas standing right, holding sceptre and child.
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0067 - Denarius Marcus Aurelius 162 AC9 viewsObv/DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius r.
Rev/DIVO PIO, column surmounted by statue of Antoninus.

Ag, 17.9mm, 3.07g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/439 [C] - BMCRE 67 - RCV 5195 - RSC Antoninus 353a.
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0068 - Denarius Marcus Aurelius 162 AC13 viewsObv/DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius r., draped on l. shoulder.
Rev/DIVO PIO, column surmounted by statue of Anoninus.

Ag, 17.2mm, 2.79g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/440 [C] - RSC Antoninus 353
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0069 - Denarius Marcus Aurelius 161 AC12 viewsObv/DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius r.
Rev/CONSECRATIO, pyre of four tiers, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by quadriga.

Ag, 17.6mm, 2.59g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/436 [C] - RCV 5190 - BMCRE 41 - RSC Antoninus 154.
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0073 - Denarius Antoninus Pius 140 AC40 viewsObv/ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus r.
Rev/AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, head of Marcus Aurelius r.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.31g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/417a [S] - Cohen 15
ex-Aurea Numismatika, auction 34, lot 648
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010.Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD49 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 166-167 AD
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III - Aequitas, draped, standing & facing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
Size:19mm;3.48gms
Ref: RIC III-171
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015 ANTONINUS PIUS17 viewsEMPEROR: Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Pius right
REVERSE: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head of Aurelius right
DATE: 140 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 2.98 g
RIC: 417a
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016 - Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD), denarius - RIC 29961 viewsObv: M ANTONINUS AVG TR P XXVIII, laureate head right.
Rev: IMP VII COS III, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder.
Minted in Rome 174 AD
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016 MARCUS AURELIUS6 viewsEMPEROR: Marcus Aurelius
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right
REVERSE: TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, PAX in ex., Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae
DATE: 166 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.06
RIC: 159
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016. Lucilla, daughter of Marcus Aurelius, wife of Lucius Verus, c148-182A.D. AR Denarius,50 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.

Obv. Draped bust right LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F

Rev. Concordia seated left holding patera CONCORDIA.

RIC758. CHVF.
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016. Lucilla, daughter of Marcus Aurelius, wife of Lucius Verus, c148-182A.D. AR Denarius,35 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.

Obv. Draped bust right LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F

Rev. within wreath VOTA PVBLI CA.

RIC791. VF.

My first Roman coin.
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016. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180AD. AE Sestertius. As Caesar36 viewsObv. Bare head right AVRELIVS CAES AVG PII FIL
Rev. Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and scaptre, leaning on column TR POT XIII COS II SC

RIC 1345.
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03 - Personalities of the Empire54 viewsNerva, Trajan, Plotina, Marciana, Matidia, Hadrian, Sabina, Aelius, Antoninus Pius, Faustina I, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus and Lucillamdelvalle
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033c Antoninus Pius. AR Denarius 3.3gm16 viewsobv: DIVVS ANTONINVS bare head r.
rev: DIV_O_ PIO Antoninus seated l. holding branch and scepter
"memorial coin of A. Pius, struck by M. Aurelius"
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #165 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right.
reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140 A.D., ref: RIC-III 417a, RSC 15, BMC 155,
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035 Marcus Aurelius. AR Denarius 26 viewsobv: IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG bare headed bust r. drp. on l shoulder, as seen from behind
rev: CONCORD AVG TR P XVI Concordia seated l. holding patera and resting l. arm on statue of spes
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035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0431 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Eagle on altar,107 views035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0431 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Eagle on altar,
avers: DIVVS ANTONINVS, Bare-headed bust right.
revers: CONSECRAIO, Eagle standing right on altar, head turned left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,75g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: Consecration issue, struck after Pius' death in 161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-(Marcus Aurelius)-431-p-247, RSC-155, BMC-48,
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035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0438 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Funeral pyre,95 views035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0438 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Funeral pyre,
avers:- DIVVS-ANTONINVS, Bare-headed bust right, folds of cloak on front shoulder and wrapped around neck.
revers:- CONSECRAIO, Four tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands and statues, door in second tier, facing quadriga on top.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,4-17,7mm, weight: 2,57g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: Consecration issue, struck after Pius' death in 161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-(Marcus Aurelius)-438-p-247, C-164a, BMC-60,
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035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0441 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, DIVO PIO, Altar,99 views035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0441 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, DIVO PIO, Altar,
"DIVO" Altar Marcus Aurelius A.D. 139-180
Silver Denarius "Divine father Antoninus Pius."
avers:- DIVVS-ANTONINVS, Bare head right.
revers:- DIVO-PIO, Square altar with double doors.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 162 A.D., ref: RIC-III-(Marcus Aurelius)-441-p-247, C-357,
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035b Marcus Aurelius. AE Dupondus22 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI rad. head r.
rev: IMP VIII COS III PP/SC two german captives bound to trophy
ex: DEGERM
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035c Marcus Aurelius. AR Denarius 30 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F bare head r.
rev: COS II honos std. l. holding branch and cornucopiae
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036a Faustina Jr.AR Denarius 23 viewsobv: DIVA FAV_STINA PIA drp. bust r.
rev: CONSECRATIO peacock r.
"wife of M. Aurelius"
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036b Faustina Jr. AR Denarius 18 viewsobv: FAUSTINA AVGVSTA drp. bust r.
rev: CERES Ceres veiled, seated l. on cista holding two corn ears and torch
"wife of M. Aurelius"
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037 Annius Verus & Commodus AE17 2.6gm31 viewsobv: confronted busts of Verus l. and Commodus r. club and caduceus between
rev: facade of decastyle temple with eagle in pediment
"sons of M. Aurelius"
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0423a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, IVVENTAS, Iuventas standing facing, 100 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0423a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, IVVENTAS, Iuventas standing facing,
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F-COS, Bare-headed, draped bust right. (bust type not in RIC !!!).
revers:- IVVEN-TAS, Iuventas standing facing, head left, right hand dropping a grain of incense onto candelabrum-altar, and holding patera.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 3,45g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-144 A.D., ref: RIC-423a, p- Antonius Pius, C-,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0424a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, #177 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0424a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, #1
avers: AVRELIVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F-COS, bare head right.
revers: PIETAS-AV-G, Sacrificial implements.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,28g, axis:1h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-144 A.D., ref: RIC-424a, p-79 Antonius Pius, C-451,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0424a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, #262 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0424a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, #2
avers: AVRELIVS-CAES-AR-AVG-P-II-F-COS, bare head right.
revers: PIETAS-AV-G, Sacrificial implements.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,25g, axis:1h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-144 A.D., ref: RIC-424a, p-79 Antonius Pius, C-451,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0424a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, #367 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0424a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, #3
avers: AVRELIVS-CAESA-R-AVG-P-II-F-COS, bare head right.
revers: PIETAS-AV-G, Sacrificial implements.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,08g, axis:1h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-144 A.D., ref: RIC-424a, p-79 Antonius Pius, C-451,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0429a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, COS II, Honos standing facing,76 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0429a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, COS II, Honos standing facing,
avers:- AVRE(L)IVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F, bare head right. (Legend error "L" missing !!!)
revers:- COS-II, Honos standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,03g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-147 A.D., ref: RIC-429a, p-79 Antonius Pius, C-110,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0438a. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT II COS II, Minerva standing right,65 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0438a. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT II COS II, Minerva standing right,
avers: AVRELIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-II-F, Bare and draped bust right.
revers: TR-POT-II-COS-II, Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-149A.D., ref: RIC-III-438a. (Ant. Pius), p-81, C-607, RSC-608, BMCRE 636,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0444. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right,78 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0444. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right,
avers: AVRELIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-II-F, Bare (draped ?) head right.
revers: TR-POT-III-COS-II, Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,20g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-149A.D., ref: RIC-III-444. (Ant. Pius), p-, C-, RSC-618, BMCRE 683,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0461 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT VIII COS II, Genius standing left, Scarce!71 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0461 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT VIII COS II, Genius standing left, Scarce!
avers: AVRELIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-II-FIL, Bare head right.
revers: TR-POT-VIII-COS-II, Genius standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar and holding aquila.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 154-155 A.D., ref: RIC-III-461. (Ant. Pius), p-86, C-673, RSC-673, BMCRE-826 , Scarce!
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0463a. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT VIIII COS II, Minerva standing left,173 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0463a. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT VIIII COS II, Minerva standing left,
avers: AVRELIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-II-FIL, Bare head right.
revers: TR-POT-VIIII-COS-II, Minerva standing left, holding owl, left hand rests on shield, and spear rests against left arm.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 154-155 A.D., ref: RIC-III-463a. (Ant. Pius), p-86, C-676, RSC-676, BMCRE 837,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,84 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, (no leaning on column !) holding caduceus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,23g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-470var. (Ant. Pius), p-88, RSC-703, Strack A318,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #161 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #1
avers: AVRELIVS-CAES-ANTON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers: TR-POT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, BMCRE-893, Sear-,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #283 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #2
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- TR-P-OT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-17,0mm, weight: 3,12g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, BMCRE-893, Sear-,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #373 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #3
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- TR-P-OT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,62g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, Sear-,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0475a.var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, #173 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0475a.var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, #1
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, (no leaning on column !) holding caduceus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-158 A.D., ref: RIC-III-475a.var (note !) (Ant. Pius), p-89, Strack A333,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0475a.var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XII COS II, Felicitas standing left, #286 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0475a.var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XII COS II, Felicitas standing left, #2
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, (no leaning on column !) holding caduceus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-158 A.D., ref: RIC-III-475a.var (note !) (Ant. Pius), p-89, Strack A333,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1240a (Ant. Pius), Rome, AE-As, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, Scarce!75 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1240a (Ant. Pius), Rome, AE-As, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements, Scarce!
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-II-F-COS, Bare head right.
revers:- PIETAS-AVG, Sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, jug, lituus and simpulum, S-C in exergue.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 27mm, weight: 9,56g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:173-74 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1240a (Ant. Pius), p-174, C-485, Sear-1399,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1288b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-As, TR POT III COS II/S-C, Fides standing right,91 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1288b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-As, TR POT III COS II/S-C, Fides standing right,
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F, Bare headed, bust right.
revers:- TR-POT-III-COS-II, Fides standing right, holding two grain ears and a plate of fruit in her left, S-C across the field.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 27-27,5mm, weight: 10,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:148-149 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1288b (Ant.Pius), p-179, C-, Sear-,
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1305b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-As, TR POT VI COS II/S-C, Minerva standing left,93 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1305b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-As, TR POT VI COS II/S-C, Minerva standing left,
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AR-AVG-P-II-FIL, Bare headed, draped, (cuirassed?) bust right.
revers:- TR-POT-VI-C-OS-II, Minerva standing left, holding Victory, spear and resting against shield., S-C across the field.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 26-27mm, weight: 8,66g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:151-52 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1305b?(Ant.Pius), p-182, C-638, Sear-,
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037ai Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III ---, Rome, IIO-NOS, Honos standing facing,65 views037ai Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III ---, Rome, IIO-NOS, Honos standing facing,
avers: IVAIIIVCCAR-TAIIAVCIIII, bare head right. (Confused text)
revers: IIO-NOS, Honos standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 25,7g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-, p- , C-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0003, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORD AVG T RP XV, -/-//COS III, Concordia seated left,101 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0003, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORD AVG T RP XV, -/-//COS III, Concordia seated left,
avers:- IMP-M-AVREL-ANTONINVS-AVG, Laurate head right.
revers:- CONCORD-AVG-T-RP-XV/COS-III, Concordia seated left, holding patera; cornucopiae under seat.
exe: -/-//COS III, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,13g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-3, p-214, C-31, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0024var, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROV DEOR TR P XV COS III, Providentia standing left, #1104 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0024var, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROV DEOR TR P XV COS III, Providentia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-M-AVREL-ANTONINVS-AVG, Bare head right, drapery on far shoulder(left shoulder).
revers:- PROV-DEOR-TR-P-XVI-COS-III, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,19g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date:161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-024var, p-215, C-511,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0033, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORD AVG T RP XVI, -/-//COS III, Concordia seated left,157 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0033, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORD AVG T RP XVI, -/-//COS III, Concordia seated left,
avers:- •M•ANTONINVS AVG, Bare head right.
revers:- CONCORD AVG T RP XVI/COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera, cornucopiae under seat.
exe: -/-//COS III, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,07g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:162 A.D., ref: RIC-III-33, p-216, C-33, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0035, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORD AVG T RP XVI, -/-//COS III, Concordia seated left,68 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0035, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORD AVG T RP XVI, -/-//COS III, Concordia seated left,
avers:- IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, Bare head right.
revers:- CONCORD AVG T RP XVI/COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera, cornucopiae under seat.
exe: -/-//COS III, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,97g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:162 A.D., ref: RIC-III-35, p-216, RSC-34/40, Sear-4882,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0048, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing left,96 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0048, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing left,
avers:- •M•ANTONINVS AVG, Bare head right.
revers:- PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,01g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-048, p-217, C-517,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0050, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing left, 99 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0050, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing left,
avers:- IMP-M-AVREL-ANTO-NINVS-AVG, Bare head right.
revers:- PROV-DEOR-TR-P-XVI-COS-III, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:161-62 A.D., ref: RIC-III-50, p-217, C-519, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0081, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III, -/-//ARMEN, Armenia seated left,207 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0081, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III, -/-//ARMEN, Armenia seated left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-IMP-II-COS-III, Armenia seated left, left hand on bow with shield and vexillum before her.
exerg: -/-//ARMEN, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date:163-164 A.D., ref: RIC-III-081, p-219, C-7corr., BMC-274, Sear-4881, p-303
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0103, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left,130 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0103, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left,
avers: M ANTONINVS AVG IMP II, Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left, branch and spear, resting on shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,93g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 163-164 A.D., ref: RIC III 103, p-, RSC 847,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0125, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left,68 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0125, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers: P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-II-COS-III, Annona standing left, right foot set on prow (?), emptying cornucopia with both hands into modius before her.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-125, p-, C-474, BMC-359, RSC-484, Sear-4920, p-
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,641 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-III-COS-III, Roma seated left, holding palladium and scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-138, p-224, C-481, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0142, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left,93 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0142, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-III-COS-III, Annona standing left, holding grain-ears over modius and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-142, p-224, C-484, Sear-4922,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0159, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, -/-//PAX, Pax standing left,314 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0159, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, -/-//PAX, Pax standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head right
revers:- TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//PAX, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,37g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:166 A.D., ref: RIC-III-159, p-, BMCRE 401, RSC 435,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0163, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, VIC/PAR, Victoria, 91 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0163, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, VIC/PAR, Victoria,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head right
revers:- TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, Victory standing right, holding shield reading VIC/PAR on palm.,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,38g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:166 A.D., ref: RIC-III-163, p-226, S-4933, C-878,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0170, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXI•IMP IIII COS III, Providentia standing left, #1220 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0170, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXI•IMP IIII COS III, Providentia standing left, #1
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head right
revers:- TR-P-XXI•IMP-IIII-COS-III, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and wand over globe.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:166 A.D., ref: RIC-III-170, p-227, BMCRE 439, RSC 881,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0170, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXI•IMP IIII COS III, Providentia standing left, #2208 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0170, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXI•IMP IIII COS III, Providentia standing left, #2
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head right
revers:- TR-P-XXI•IMP-IIII-COS-III, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and wand over globe.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:166 A.D., ref: RIC-III-170, p-227, BMCRE 439, RSC 881,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0171, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III, Aequitas standing left, 76 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0171, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III, Aequitas standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laurate head right.
revers:- TR-P-XXI-IMP-IIII-COS-III, Aequitas standing left with scales and cornucopiae..
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:166-167 A.D., ref: RIC-III-171, p-, RSC-882, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG •V• COS III, Liberalitas standing left, Scarce!66 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG •V• COS III, Liberalitas standing left, Scarce!
avers: M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXIIII, Laurate head right.
revers: LIBERAL-AVG•V•COS-III, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 3,61g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:169-170 A.D., ref: RIC-III-221, p-230, RSC-, Sear-, Scarce!
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0222, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left,94 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0222, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG_TRP-XXIII, Laurate head right.
revers:- SALVTI-AVG-COS-III, Salus standing left, holding sceptre and feeding snake on altar from a patera.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:169-70 A.D., ref: RIC-III-222, p-230, C-546, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0233var., Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Roma seated left,107 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0233var., Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Roma seated left,
This avers legend variation not mentioned by RIC !!!,
avers:- IMP-M-ANTONINVS-AVG-T-RP-XXV, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,45g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:170-171 A.D., ref: RIC-III-233var, p-231, RSC-133var, Sear-4887var,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0282, Rome, AR-Denarius, IMP VI COS III, Emperor standing left,83 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0282, Rome, AR-Denarius, IMP VI COS III, Emperor standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXVII, Laurate head right.
revers:- IMP-VI-COS-III, Emperor standing left, holding branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,70g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:172-173 A.D., ref: RIC-III-282, p-, C-305, BMC-576,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0289, Rome, AR-Denarius, IMP VI COS III, German seated right at foot of trophy,65 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0289, Rome, AR-Denarius, IMP VI COS III, German seated right at foot of trophy,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXVIII, Laurate head right.
revers:- IMP-VI-COS-III, German seated right at foot of trophy, surrounded by various weapons.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 2,84g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:173-174 A.D., ref: RIC-III-289, p-234, C-298,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0296, Rome, AR-Denarius, IMP VI COS III, Emperor standing left,66 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0296, Rome, AR-Denarius, IMP VI COS III, Emperor standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXVIII, Laurate head right.
revers:- IMP-VI-COS-III, Emperor standing left, holding branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,12g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:173-174 A.D., ref: RIC-III-296, p-, Sear 4906,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,159 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC-III-409v., p-245, C-972, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,171 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC III 409var2., p-245, RSC 972b, BMCRE 805 note, Szaivert MIR 18 461-4/37, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0425var., Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III•P•P•, Salus seated left, Dots in the legends (revers) not mentioned by RIC !!!108 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0425var., Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III•P•P•, Salus seated left,
Dots in the legends (revers) not mentioned by RIC !!!
avers:- M-AVREL-ANTO-NINVS-AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- COS-III•P•P•, Salus seated left, holding poppy over serpent at right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-19mm, weight: 2,58g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:176-80 A.D., ref: RIC-III-425var., p-246, C-152, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,65 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head, right.
revers:- TR-POT-XXII-IMP-V-COS III, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, S-C across fields,
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29,5-31mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:168 A.D., ref: RIC-III-959, p-290, Cohen 819,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0982, Rome, AE-Dupondius, SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left,94 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0982, Rome, AE-Dupondius, SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left,
avers: M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXIIII, Radiate, draped and cuirassed head right.
revers: SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left, feeding serpent entwined around altar, and holding sceptre; S-C across fields.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 24-25mm, weight: 6,37g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:169-70 A.D., ref: RIC III 982 p-292, Cohen 549, Kampmann 037.219, van Meter 34-145.
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1017, Rome, AE-Sestertius, VOTA SVSCEP DECENN II, S/C//COS III, Emperor standing left, Scarce!207 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1017, Rome, AE-Sestertius, VOTA SVSCEP DECENN II, S/C//COS III, Emperor standing left, Scarce!
avers:- IMP-M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXV, Laurate head right.
revers:- VOTA-SVSCEP-DECENN-II, Emperor standing left, sacrificing over tripod altar, S-C across the field, COS III in ex.
exerg: S/C//COS III, diameter: 32-33mm, weight: 28,69g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:170-71 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1017-p-294, C-1037, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1065, Rome, AE-Dupondius, -/-//S-C, Jupiter steated left,108 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1065, Rome, AE-Dupondius, -/-//S-C, Jupiter steated left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXVII, Radiate head right.
revers:- IMP-VI-COS-III, Jupiter steated left, holding Victory and sceptre, S-C in exergue.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 23-27mm, weight: 13,80g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date:172-73 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1065-p-298, C-249, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1096, Rome, AE-Sestertius, IMP VI COS III/S-C, Jupiter steated left,85 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1096, Rome, AE-Sestertius, IMP VI COS III/S-C, Jupiter steated left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXVIII, Laurate head right.
revers:- IMP-VI-COS-III, Jupiter steated left, holding Victory and sceptre, S-C in exergue.
exerg: S-C, diameter: 29,5-31mm, weight: 20,47g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:173-74 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1096-p-300, C-250, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1107, Rome, AE-As, MARTI VICTORI IMP VI COS III, Mars standing right,314 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1107, Rome, AE-As, MARTI VICTORI IMP VI COS III, Mars standing right,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXVIII, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- MARTI-VICTORI-IMP-VI-COS-III, Mars standing right, helmeted & half draped, resting upon head of a captive left a shield inscribed S C, spear in right hand.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 24-26mm, weight: 8,96g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:173-74 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1107, p-301, Cohen 433, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1142, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, River god Tiber reclining left,132 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 11142, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, River god Tiber reclining left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXIX, Laureate head right.
revers:- IMP-VII-COS-III, River god Tiber reclining left, resting hand on prow of galley, leaning on jug from which waters flow.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 24-25,5mm, weight: 11,19g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:174-175 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1142-p-, C-348, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1176, Rome, AE-As, TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III, Clasped hands holding caduceus and two corn-ears, Scarce!77 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1176, Rome, AE-As, TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III, Clasped hands holding caduceus and two corn-ears, Scarce!
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-GERM-SARM, Laureate head left.
revers:- TR-P-XXX-IMP-VIII-COS-III, Clasped hands holding caduceus and two corn-ears, S-C in exergue.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 24-26mm, weight: 10,59g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date:175-76 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1176, p-305, C-940, Sear-, Scarce!
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1186, Rome, AE-Dupondius, IMP-VIII-COS-III•P•P•, Trophy, at base a seated Sarmatian woman and man, S-C/ DE SARM, Rare !!!142 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1186, Rome, AE-Dupondius, IMP-VIII-COS-III•P•P•, Trophy, at base a seated Sarmatian woman and man, S-C/ DE SARM, Rare !!!
Sarmatian victory commemoration for Marcus Aurelius.
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-GERM-SARM-TRP-XXXI, Radiate head right.
revers:- IMP-VIII-COS-III•P•P•, Trophy, at base a seated Sarmatian woman and man, S-C across the field, DE SARM in exergue.
exerg: S/C//DE SARM, diameter: 24-26mm, weight: 10,10g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:176-77 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1186, p-306, C-168, Sear-, Rare!!!,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III ???, AE- Medallion ??? , Rome, Pax?,108 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AE- Medallion ??? , Rome, Pax?
avers:- Laurate head right.
revers:- Pax (??) standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae, Or Annona ???.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 28mm, weight: 20,45g, axis: 11 h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-????, C-????, Sear-?????,
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Corinth, Achaea, AE-26, Minerva/Athena standing left,65 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Corinth, Achaea, AE-26, Minerva/Athena standing left,
avers:- M-AVR-ANTONINVS-AVG, Laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass, right.
revers:- C-L-I-COR, Minerva/Athena standing, left, holding Victoria/Nike over altar and spear; to right, owl standing, facing.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 4h,
mint: Corinth, Achaea, date: 161-180 AD., ref: BCD Corinth 688, Lanz 105 (26/11/2001), coll. BCD, http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/5160/
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left, 61 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left,
avers:- M-A-ANTΩNEINOC-K, Laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
revers:- EΦEIΩN-B-NEΩ, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 5,46g, axis: 5h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date: 161-165 A.D., ref: BMC 243, SNG Cop 400,
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, BMC 156, AE-24, Winged thunderbolt,69 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, BMC 156, AE-24, Winged thunderbolt,
avers:- KAICAP-ANTΩNINOC, Bare head right.
revers:- KOINON-MAKEΔONΩN, Winged thunderbolt.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 9,56g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, date: 161-180 A.D., ref: Moushmov 5889, BMC 156, SNG Cop 1342, SGI 1541,
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Thrace, Hadriannopolis, Varbanov 3180 var, AE-17, AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEIT, Apollo advancing right,62 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Thrace, Hadriannopolis, Varbanov 3180 var, AE-17, AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEIT, Apollo advancing right,
avers:- OVHPOC-KAICAP, Bare-headed, draped bust younger emperor right.
revers:- AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEIT, Apollo (Propylaeus) advancing right, holding bow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5 mm, weight: 2,92 g, axis: 7 h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov (2) 3180 var. p-261,
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0495a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus, 168 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0495a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head.
revers: AVGVS-TI-P-II-FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and shield on helmet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 3,11g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-495a (Antoninus Pius), p-93 , C-15,
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0502a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, #185 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0502a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-PII-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head.
revers: - CON-C-ORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding flower in right hand and resting elbow on cornucopiae, which is by her chair, under chair, globe.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-502a (Antoninus Pius), p-93, C-54,
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0502a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, #2132 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0502a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, #2
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-PII-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head.
revers: - CONCO-RDIA, Concordia seated left, holding flower in right hand and resting elbow on cornucopiae, which is by her chair, under chair, globe.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 153-154 A.D., ref: RIC-III-502a (Antoninus Pius), p-93, C-54, BMC-1086
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA-AVG_P-II-AVG-FIL_VE-NVS_RIC-_Q-001_-h_mm_ga-s~0.jpg
038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0517c (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS, Venus standing left, Scarce!, #1115 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0517c (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS, Venus standing left, Scarce!, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, showing Strack's coiffure a, with band of pearls in hair.
revers: VE-NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder, dolphin coiled around rudder.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,91g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 517c, p-95,(Ant.Pius), Strack 495. BMCRE 1067. Cohen 266.
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Faustina-fil_AE-Sest_FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA_AVGV-S-TI-P-II-FIL_S-C_RIC-000_C-000_Q-001_30mm_19,67g-s.jpg
038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1367 (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Sestertius, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,81 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1367 (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Sestertius, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
revers: AVGVS-TI-P-II-FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and shield on helmet.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 19,67g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1367 (Antoninus Pius), p-191 , C-16,
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Faustina-fil_AE-Sest-vers-AE-Dup-vers-AR-Den_FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA_AVGV-S-TI-P-II-FIL_S-C_RIC-000_C-000_Q-001_mm_g-s.jpg
038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1367, RIC III 495a and RIC III 1389a (all under Ant.Pius), AE-Sestertius, AR-Denarius and AE-Dupondius, Rome, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,80 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1367, RIC III 495a and RIC III 1389a (all under Ant.Pius), AE-Sestertius, AR-Denarius and AE-Dupondius, Rome, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head.
revers: AVGVS-TI-P-II-FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and shield on helmet.
Exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, 23-25mm, 16-17mm, weight: 19,67g, 10,46g, 3,11g, axis: h, h, h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-161 A.D., ref: RIC-1367, C-16; RIC-495a (all under Antoninus Pius), C-15; RIC-1389a, C-17;
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1389a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Dupondius, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,104 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1389a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Dupondius, AVGVSTI P II FIL, Venus,
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head.
revers: AVGVS-TI-P-II-FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and shield on helmet.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: 10,46g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1389a (Antoninus Pius), p-193, C-17,
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1405b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Dupondius, No legend, S-C, Diana, Scarce!, #1101 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1405b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Dupondius, No legend, S-C, Diana, Scarce!, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head, band of pearls and necklace.
revers: No legend - Diana standing left, holding arrow and resting hand on bow, S-C across the field.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: 13,86g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-146 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1405b (Antoninus Pius), p-194, C-207,209,
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1405b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Dupondius, No legend, S-C, Diana, Scarce!, #276 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 1405b (Ant.Pius), Rome, AE-Dupondius, No legend, S-C, Diana, Scarce!, #2
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head, band of pearls and necklace.
revers: No legend - Diana standing left, holding arrow and resting hand on bow, S-C across the field.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 25-26mm, weight: 13,01g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-146 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1405b (Antoninus Pius), p-194, C-207,209,
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA_FECVN-DITAS_RIC-_Q-001_-h_mm_ga-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #1209 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA_FECVN-DITAS_RIC-_Q-001_-h_mm_ga-s~0.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #167 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA_FECVN-DITAS_RIC-III-677_Q-002_0h_18,5-19,5mm_3,49g-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #2210 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #2
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,49g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA_FECVN-DITAS_RIC-III-677_Q-003_0h_18,0-19,0mm_3,43ga-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #3110 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #3
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,43g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #4117 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0677 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #4
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 2,97g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0711 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #1143 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0711 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bare-headed, bust right.
reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,0mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 161 A.D., ref: RIC III 711 (Marcus Aurelius), p-271 , RSC 191, BMC 139,
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA_SAECVLI-FELICIT_Q-002_axis-5h_17-17,5mm_3,28g-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #1109 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped diademed, bust right.
reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-712 (Marcus Aurelius), p-271 , C-191,
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA_SAECVLI-FELICIT_Q-001_axis-h_x,xxmm_2_70g-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #287 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #2
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped diademed, bust right.
reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-712 (Marcus Aurelius), p-271 , C-191,
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #3158 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #3
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped diademed, bust right.
reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 161 A.D., ref: RIC III 712 (Marcus Aurelius), p-271 , RSC 191, BMC 139,
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0737 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta, veiled, seated left, #1110 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0737 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta, veiled, seated left, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed, draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: VES-TA, Vesta, veiled, seated left, holding Palladium and sceptre.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter:16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,45g, axis:7h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 737, (Marcus Aurelius), p- , C-, ; Sear 5270,
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Faustina_jun_FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA_VESTA_Q-002_h_mm_3,10g-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0737 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta, veiled, seated left, #2116 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0737 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta, veiled, seated left, #2
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed, draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: VES-TA, Vesta, veiled, seated left, holding Palladium and sceptre.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 737, (Marcus Aurelius), p- , C-, ; Sear 5270,
Q-002
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039 Lucilla. AR Denarius 39 viewsobv: LVCILLAE AVG ATONINI AVG F drp. bust r.
rev" CONCORDIA Concordia seated l. holding patera and resting
her elbows on statue of Spes
"wife of L. Verus, doughter of M. Aurelius and Faustina Jr."
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Commodus_AE-As_COMMODO-CAES-AVG-FIL-GERM-SARM_SPES-PVBLICA_S-C_R_RIC-M-Aur-1544_C-710_Q-001_axis-5h_24-25mm_9,70g-s.jpg
041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1544 (M.Aurel.), Rome, AE-As, SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, Scarce!,103 views041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1544 (M.Aurel.), Rome, AE-As, SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, Scarce!,
avers:- COMMODO-CAES-AVG-FIL-GERM-SARM, Bare headed, draped right.
revers:- SPES-PVBLICA, S-C, Spes advancing left, holding flower and rising skirts.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24-25 mm, weight: 9,70 g, axis: 5 h,
mint: Rome, date: 175-176 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1544, p-336, (Marc. Aurelius), C-710,
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041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1592 (M.Aurel.), Rome, AE-Dup, LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS P P, Libertas standing left,103 views041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1592 (M.Aurel.), Rome, AE-Dup, LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS P P, Libertas standing left,
avers:- L•AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P III, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS P P, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre, S-C, across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 23,0-24,0 mm, weight: 12,26 g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 179 A.D., ref: RIC III 1592, p-, (Marc. Aurelius),
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041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1604 (M.Aurel.), Rome, AE-Dup, IMP II COS II P P, Minerva standing left,159 views041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1604 (M.Aurel.), Rome, AE-Dup, IMP II COS II P P, Minerva standing left,
avers:- L-AVREL-COMMODVS-AVG, Radiate head right.
revers:- IMP-II-COS-II-P-P (???), Minerva standing left, holding scepter, leaning on shield, sacrificing over altar to left, S-C, across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22-24 mm, weight: 11,40 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Rome, date: 179 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1604, p-342, (Marc. Aurelius), C-229,
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RI_048ah_img.jpg
048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC III (Aurelius) 43813 viewsDenarius
Obv:- DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- CONSECRATIO, four tiered funeral pyre surmounted by quadriga
Minted in Rome. A.D. 161
Reference(s) – RIC III (Aurelius) 438, RSC 164a, BMC 60. RD (164)
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051 - Marcus Aurelius AE As - RIC III 126032 viewsAE As
Obv:- AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS II, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- HILARITAS / S-C, Hilaritas standing left holding long palm and cornucopia
RIC 1260
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051 - Marcus Aurelius AE As - RIC III 126025 viewsAE As
Obv:- AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS II, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- HILARITAS / S-C, Hilaritas standing left holding long palm and cornucopia
RIC 1260
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC 09143 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, Bare head right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III, Mars standing right, resting on spear and shield
Minted in Rome. A.D. 164
Reference RIC 91. BMCRE 261. RSC 468
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC 259290 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI, Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– IMP VI COS III, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear, large shield at side
Reference RIC 259
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC 486 19 viewsObv:– AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F, Bare head right
Rev:– TR POT XIIII COS II DESIG III, Mars, standing front, head left, holding spear and resting other hand on shield
Minted in Rome. A.D. 159-160
Reference RIC 486. BMCRE 1002.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Denarius - RIC II Marcus Aurelius 29113 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, Laureate, cuirassed bust right (Seen from rear)
Rev:– IMP VI COS III, Trophy of arms, German captive at foot, teo curved swords to right
Minted in Rome. Dec. A.D. 173 – Jun. 174
Reference:– BM 599. RIC II Marcus Aurelius 291
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC III (Commodus) 27027 viewsDenarius - Posthumous issue minted by Commodus
Obv:– DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS, Bare head right
Rev:– CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left.
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– BMCRE Commodus 24. RIC III Commodus 270. RSC 82a.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC III (Commodus) 2739 viewsDenarius
Obv:– DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS, Bare head right
Rev:– CONSECRATIO, Eagle right, wings spread, head left, standing on globe
Minted in Rome. Dec. A.D. 180
Reference(s) – Cohen 91 (3f.), RIC III (Commodus) 273, BMCRE.20 pl. 91/8 (Commodus). MIR.18/481 -4/10. RD (54)
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC III 3528 viewsObv:– IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, Bare head right
Rev:– CONCORD AVG TR P XVI / COS III, Concordia seated left on low seat, holding patera and resting left elbow on statuette of Spes, cornucopia under seat.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 161-162
Reference:– BMCRE 177. RIC III 35. RSC 35
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Denarius - RIC III Pius 456a30 viewsObv:– AVRELIVS CAESAR ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, bare head right
Rev:– TR POT VI COS II / CLEM, Clementia standing right, head left, holding patera and drawing out drapery from legs
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 151-152
Reference:– BMCRE (Pius) 70. Cohen 25a. RIC III Pius 456a.
19mm. 3.16g.
Wonderfully high relief on the portrait.

Ex. Wayne G. Sayles
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC 99231 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, Laureate head right
Rev:– COS III, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– Cohen 127. RIC 992.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC II Marcus Aurelius 99217 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, Laureate head right
Rev:– COS III. S-C, Mars walking right holding spear and trophy
Minted in Rome. Dec. A.D. 173 – Jun. 174
Reference(s) – BMC 1385. RIC II Marcus Aurelius 992. C. 127
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III 100623 viewsObv:– IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, Laureate head right
Rev:– PRIMI/DECEN/NALES/COS III/S C in five lines within laurel wreath
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 170-171
Reference:– Cohen 497. RIC III 1006.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III 107826 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev:– RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III / S C, Aurelius standing left holding sceptre and raising kneeling figure of Italia who holds a globe
Minted in Rome mint. Dec. A.D. 172 - Dec. A.D. 173
Reference:– BMCRE 1449 note (light drapery). RIC III 1078. Both cite Bement Coll. 1031 (rated Scarce).

Commemorating the successes of the Quadic war on the northern edges of Italy with the Germans.

27.27g, 34.27mm, 180o
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III Pius 1232a19 viewsObv:– AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right
Rev:– IVVENTAS S-C, Juventas, draped, standing left dropping incense onto altar left, and holding patera
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 156-157
Reference:– Cohen 392. RIC III Pius 1232a

20.61g. 31.73mm. 0o
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III Pius 1232a17 viewsObv:– AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right
Rev:– IVVENTAS S-C, Juventas, draped, standing left dropping incense onto altar left, and holding patera
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 156-157
Reference:– Cohen 392. RIC III Pius 1232a
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III Pius 132129 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv:– AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII FIL, Bare-headed, draped bust right
Rev:– TR POT VIIII COS II S-C, Minerva standing left, holding owl and spear, shield at her side
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 154-155
Reference:– Cohen 678. RIC III Pius 1321
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III Pius 132551 viewsObv:– AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– TR POT X COS II, S C, Minerva standing left holding owl and spear; shield at left side
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 155-156
Reference:– BMCRE 2007. Cohen 687. RIC III Pius 1325.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius, AE Dupondius - RIC 99329 viewsObv:– IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, Radiate head right
Rev:– COS III / S - C, Mars walking right, carrying spear & trophy
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 170-171
Reference:– RIC 993.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius, Denariua - RIC 09228 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III, Mars standing right with spear & shield on ground
Minted in Rome. Dec. A.D. 163 – Dec. 164
Reference:– RIC II Marcus Aurelius 92

Minor lamination fault in from of nose.
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,65 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AE-27, Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,
avers:- AY.K.M.AY-ANTΩNINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.(avers type HHJ 8.18.10.5)
revers:- VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-(ΠPOCICTP in ex.), Zeus, in himation, seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting with left hand on sceptre.
exe: -/-//ΠPOCICTP, diameter: 27mm, weight: 10,48g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Aurelius Gallus (201-203 A.D.), date: 201-203 A.D., Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov 8.18.01.01,
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b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012):
rev. No. 8.18.1.1 var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.10.5 corr. (Hermes, writes ANTWNEINo)
unpublished?" by Jochen thank you Jochen.
Nikopolis Addenda II, # 117,
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052 - Faustina Junior denarius - RIC 669 (Aurelius)18 viewsDenarius
Obv:– FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, hair pulled back and tied in bun behind neck
Rev:– CERES, Ceres seated left on chest, holding grain ears in extended right hand, short torch cradled in left arm
Minted in Rome, A.D. 161-164
Reference(s) – BMCRE 81 (Aurelius). MIR 18, 2-4b. RIC III 669 (Aurelius)
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052 - Marcus Aurelius AE Sestertius - RIC 94839 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III / S - C, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 167
Reference:– BMCRE 1318;. RIC 948; C. 815
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053 - Lucius Verus denarius - RIC III (Maucus Aurelius) 596a10 viewsDenarius
Obv:– DIVVS VERVS, bare head right
Rev:– CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 169
Reference(s) – RIC III (Maucus Aurelius) 596a. RSC 55. RD (48)
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055 - Commodus denarius - RIC 66667 viewsObv:– L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, Young Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm-branch
Minted in Rome in Spring A.D. 179
Reference RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 666, Cohen/RSC 775. BMCRE 801. Szaivert, MIR 18 457-14/30;
Commodus, as joint Augustus with Marcus Aurelius
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058. Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.)21 viewsAv.: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rv.: TR POT XXIII IMP V COS III / S-C
Ex.: FORT RED

AE Sestertius Ø30 / 22.7g
RIC III 962 Rome, BMCRE 1347, Cohen 213
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059. Marcus Aurelius.11 viewsDenarius, 177-178 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG / Laureate bust of Aurelius.
Reverse: TR P XXXII IMP VIIII COS III P P / Mars standing, holding spear, left hand on shield.
3.31 gm., 17.5 mm.
RIC #384.
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06 - Antoninus Pius - AR Denarius - Posthumous Issue - Altar 11 viewsImperial Rome
Antoninus Pius ( 138-161 AD.)
Silver Denarius. Rome Mint.
Posthumous Issue struck under Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS - Bare head right.
rev: DIVO PIO - Altar/Shrine with doors closed.

RIC III-441 (Marcus Aurelius).

2.99gr.
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06 - Antoninus Pius - AR Denarius - Posthumous Issue - Altar 10 viewsImperial Rome
Antoninus Pius ( 138-161 AD.)
Silver Denarius. Rome Mint.
Posthumous Issue struck under Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS - Bare head right.
rev: DIVO PIO - Altar/Shrine with doors closed.

RIC III-441 (Marcus Aurelius).

2.99gr.
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06 - Antoninus Pius - AR Denarius - Posthumous Issue - Altar 33 viewsImperial Rome
Antoninus Pius ( 138-161 AD.)
Silver Denarius. Rome Mint.
Posthumous Issue struck under Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS - Bare head right.
rev: DIVO PIO - Altar/Shrine with doors closed.

RIC III-441 (Marcus Aurelius).

2.99gr.
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06 - Antoninus Pius - AR Denarius - Posthumous Issue - Altar.21 viewsImperial Rome
Antoninus Pius ( 138-161 AD.)
Silver Denarius. Rome Mint.
Posthumous Issue struck under Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS - Bare head right.
rev: DIVO PIO - Altar/Shrine with doors closed.

RIC III-441 (Marcus Aurelius).

2.99gr.
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06 - Antoninus Pius AR Denarius, bare head of Marcus Aurelius reverse.8 viewsAncient Roman Empire.
Silver Denarius struck under Emperor Antoninus Pius(138 - 161 AD); with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar. Rome Mint.

obv: ANTONINUS AUG PIUS PP TRP COS III - Laureate head of Emperor Antoninus Pius facing right.

rev: AURELIUS CAESAR AUG PII F COS - Bare head of a young Marcus Aurelius facing right.
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060. Faustina Minor (Wife of Marcus Aurelius)25 viewsAv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL
Rv.: CONCORDIA / S-C

AE Sestertius Ø33 / 18.8g
RIC 1373 Rome, Cohen 47
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062. Lucius Verus (161-166 A.D.)25 viewsAv.: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rv.: TR POT VIII IMP V COS III / S - C

Ae Sestertius Ø31 / 25.7g
RIC III 1478 Rome (Marcus Aurelius), Cohen 213
BMC 1342 (Marcus Aurelius und Lucius Verus)
MIR 18 169 - 16 / 30, Banti 148
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063. Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus) 21 viewsAv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Rv.: PIETAS / S - C

Ae Sestertius Ø32 / 25.4g
RIC III 1756 Rome (Marcus Aurelius), Cohen 54
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067. Commodus.14 viewsDenarius, 175-176 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM / Bust of Commodus.
Reverse: PRINC IVVENT / Commodus standing, holding sceptre and branch. Trophy at right.
3.52 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #617; Sear #5547.

Commodus is shown on this coin as an adolescent of about 14 or 15 years of age. The trophy refers to a victory over the Sarmatians about September 175. This victory resulted in the assumption of the title Sarmaticus by both Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.
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07 - Faustina Jr. - AR Denarius - CERES12 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Empress Faustina Jr. (161 - 175 AD)
also known as 'Faustina the Younger', daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD) and Roman Empress Faustina Sr. (138 - 141 AD) also known as 'Faustina the Elder'.
Faustina Jr. was wife of the Roman Emperor, who also happened to be her maternal cousin, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 AD).
She was also mother to the future Emperor 'Commodus' (180 - 192 AD, sole reign ).

obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Empress Faustina facing right.
rev: CERES - Ceres seated left, holding corn ears and long torch.

Size: 19 mm
Weight: 3.4 Grams
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References: RIC 669, RSC 35, BMC 79
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07 - Faustina Jr. - AR Denarius - CERES23 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Empress Faustina Jr. (161 - 175 AD)
also known as 'Faustina the Younger', daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD) and Roman Empress Faustina Sr. (138 - 141 AD) also known as 'Faustina the Elder'.
Faustina Jr. was wife of the Roman Emperor, who also happened to be her maternal cousin, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 AD).
She was also mother to the future Emperor 'Commodus' (180 - 192 AD, sole reign ).

obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Empress Faustina facing right.
rev: CERES - Ceres seated left, holding corn ears and long torch.

Size: 19 mm
Weight: 3.4 Grams
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References: RIC 669, RSC 35, BMC 79
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07 - Faustina Jr. - AR Denarius - CERES17 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Empress Faustina Jr. (161 - 175 AD)
also known as 'Faustina the Younger', daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD) and Roman Empress Faustina Sr. (138 - 141 AD) also known as 'Faustina the Elder'.
Faustina Jr. was wife of the Roman Emperor, who also happened to be her maternal cousin, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 AD).
She was also mother to the future Emperor 'Commodus' (180 - 192 AD, sole reign ).

obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Empress Faustina facing right.
rev: CERES - Ceres seated left, holding corn ears and long torch.

Size: 19 mm
Weight: 3.4 Grams
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Imperial Lifetime Issue Minted During the Reign of Marcus Aurelius.

References: RIC 669, RSC 35, BMC 79
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07 - Faustina Jr. - AR Denarius - CERES25 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Empress Faustina Jr. (161 - 175 AD)
also known as 'Faustina the Younger', daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD) and Roman Empress Faustina Sr. (138 - 141 AD) also known as 'Faustina the Elder'.
Faustina Jr. was wife of the Roman Emperor, who also happened to be her maternal cousin, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 AD).
She was also mother to the future Emperor 'Commodus' (180 - 192 AD, sole reign ).

obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Empress Faustina facing right.
rev: CERES - Ceres seated left, holding corn ears and long torch.

Size: 19 mm
Weight: 3.4 Grams
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Imperial Lifetime Issue Minted During the Reign of Marcus Aurelius.

References: RIC 669, RSC 35, BMC 79
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07 - Faustina Jr. - AR Denarius - CERES - with US 25 Cent coin.8 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Empress Faustina Jr. (161 - 175 AD)
also known as 'Faustina the Younger', daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD) and Roman Empress Faustina Sr. (138 - 141 AD) also known as 'Faustina the Elder'.
Faustina Jr. was wife of the Roman Emperor, who also happened to be her maternal cousin, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 AD).
She was also mother to the future Emperor 'Commodus' (180 - 192 AD, sole reign ).

obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Empress Faustina facing right.
rev: CERES - Ceres seated left, holding corn ears and long torch.

Size: 19 mm
Weight: 3.4 Grams
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References: RIC 669, RSC 35, BMC 79
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07 - Faustina Jr. - AR Denarius - CERES - with US 25 Cent coin.12 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Empress Faustina Jr. (161 - 175 AD)
also known as 'Faustina the Younger', daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD) and Roman Empress Faustina Sr. (138 - 141 AD) also known as 'Faustina the Elder'.
Faustina Jr. was wife of the Roman Emperor, who also happened to be her maternal cousin, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 AD).
She was also mother to the future Emperor 'Commodus' (180 - 192 AD, sole reign ).

obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Empress Faustina facing right.
rev: CERES - Ceres seated left, holding corn ears and long torch.

Size: 19 mm
Weight: 3.4 Grams
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References: RIC 669, RSC 35, BMC 79
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10. Elagabalus.22 viewsDenarius, 218 - 219 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: SALVS . ANTONINI . AVG / Salus standing, feeding snake held in her arms.
2.96 gm., 19 mm
RIC #140.

At this time in Roman history, people were already looking back to the reigns of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius as a Golden Age. Later emperors wanted to be associated with them, and to that end Septimius Severus adopted himself into the Antonine Dynasty. His son Caracalla assumed the name Antoninus as his official name, as did Elagabalus. The reverse of this coin pictures Salus, the goddess of good health and well-being. The legend expresses the wish, roughly translated, "Long live the Antonine Emperors."
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104. Antoninus Pius37 viewsAntoninus Pius

The long reign of the emperor Antoninus Pius is often described as a period of peace and quiet before the storm which followed and plagued his successor, Marcus Aurelius. In addition to the relative peacefulness, this emperor set the tone for a low-keyed imperial administration which differed markedly from those of his two immediate predecessors, Trajan and Hadrian. Antoninus managed to govern the empire capably and yet with such a gentle hand that he earned the respect, acclaim, and love of his subjects. Antoninus Pius died in March of A.D. 161, after giving the appropriate imperial watchword which so typified his reign, "equanimity". He was soon afterward deified by the Senate.

RI2. Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIIII, laureate head right / FELIC SAEC COS IIII, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & leaning on short column. RSC 361. RIC 309
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104. Antoninus Pius29 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius. Died A.D. 161. Æ sestertius under Marcus Aurelius, ca. A.D. 161.
Bare head right / Four-tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands, surmounted by quadriga. RIC 1266 (Marcus Aurelius); BMC 872 (Aurelius and Verus); Cohen 165.

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104. Antoninus Pius38 viewsAntoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 24.70 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149. Laureate head right / Crossed cornucopias from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by busts of boy. RIC III 857; Banti 410. Near VF, brown patina, minor surface roughness.

From the Fairfield Collection. Ex Pegasi Auctions 25 (8 November 2011), lot 504.

The infants are thought to be T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius Antoninus, the twin sons of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior born in AD 149. These were the first male offspring of the couple, offering hope for the establishment of the new dynasty, but both died in infancy.

Ex-CNG Eauction 329 446/150/180
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104. Antoninus Pius29 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius. Died AD 161. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.06 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus and Lucius, AD 161. Bare head right / Funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with garlands and surmounted by facing quadriga. RIC III 436 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27/4-10 (Aurelius); RSC 164. VF, lightly toned, small deposits on reverse. 1 commentsecoli
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104. Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius33 viewsAntoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius

In preparation for the succession, Antoninus' daughter Faustina married Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 145 and she soon became Augusta in place of her deceased mother. Marcus Aurelius was associated in imperial powers and he and L. Verus both held the consulship multiple times in preparation for their accession. In his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius expressed his enduring love and respect for his adoptive father: "Do all things as a disciple of Antoninus. Think of his constancy in every act rationally undertaken, his invariable equability, his piety, his serenity of countenance, his sweetness of disposition, his contempt for the bubble of fame, and his zeal for getting a true grasp of affairs."

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Sestertius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII COS S-C. Cohen 34.
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104a. Faustina 32 viewsFaustina I

Annia Galeria Faustina, "the Elder", was the wife of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, an aunt of Marcus Aurelius, and mother of Faustina the Younger. She was the daughter of the consul Marcus Annius Verus, and married Antoninus around 110 AD. They had two sons and two daughters. She became Augusta upon the accession of her husband. Although Augustan History impugned her character, criticizing her for "excessive frankness" and "levity", she and Antoninus seem to have been happily married until her death in 140 or 141

obv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTA (Pietas standing left with raised hand, altar at foot left)
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105. Marcus Aurelius41 viewsMarcus Aurelius

The joint succession may have been motivated by military exigency. During his reign Marcus Aurelius was almost constantly at war with various peoples outside the Empire. Germanic tribes and other peoples launched many raids along the long European border, particularly into Gaul — Germans, in turn, may have been under attack from more warlike tribes farther east. In Asia, a revitalized Parthian Empire renewed its assault. A highly authoritative figure was needed to command the troops, yet the emperor himself could not defend both fronts at the same time. Neither could he simply appoint a general to lead one assault; earlier popular military leaders like Julius Caesar and Vespasian had used the military to overthrow the existing government and install themselves as supreme leaders.

Marcus Aurelius solved the problem by sending Verus to command the legions in the East. He was authoritative enough to command the full loyalty of the troops, but already powerful enough that he had little incentive to overthrow Marcus. The plan succeeded — Verus remained loyal until his death on campaign in 169. This joint emperorship was faintly reminiscent of the political system of the Roman Republic, which functioned according to the principle of collegiality and did not allow a single person to hold supreme power. Joint rule was revived by Diocletian's establishment of the Tetrarchy in the late 3rd century.

Virtus

In Roman mythology, Virtus was the god of bravery and military strength. His Greek equivalent was Arete. The word, "Virtus" is commonly used in mottos of universities and other entities.

Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, Denarius. 155-156 AD. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT X COS II, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding parazonium & spear. RSC 703. RIC 468
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105. Marcus Aurelius 15 viewsMarcus Aurelius AE As. 164-165 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P XVIII IMP II COS III S-C, Victory advancing left bearing wreath & palm. RIC 884, Cohen 864.
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105a. Faustina II38 viewsFaustina Jr

Originally promised by Hadrian to Lucius Verus, Atoninus betrothed her to his cousin Marcus Aurelius in 139; they married in 145. She was raised to an Augusta the following year. She was said to have had a lively personality, but the late and unreliable Augustan History impugns her character, relating stories of adultery with sailors and gladiators, suggesting that Commodus was either the son of a gladiator (as explanation for his interest in gladiatorial combat), or that Faustina washed herself with the blood of an executed gladiator and then lay with Aurelius in that state. Faustina went with Aurelius on his campaign to the north (170-174) and then to the East, where she died (175). Aurelius consecrated her and founded a second Puellae Faustinianae in her name.

Denarius. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / IVNO, Juno stg. front, head left, holding scepter, feeding peacock at feet out of patera. RIC 688, RSC 120
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105b. Lucius Verus27 viewsLucius Verus was a well educated, active participant in military and political affairs. He had a colorful personality. He is reputed to have been one of the most handsome of emperors whose vanity allowed him to highlight his blond hair with gold dust. The letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, teacher to Marcus and Lucius, are far gentler in their portrayal of Lucius' personality and grand life style than are the historical accounts of the biographies included in the Historia Augusta. Whether out of true respect or devoted brotherly love, it is evident that Marcus Aurelius treated Lucius as a partner in governing the empire and commanding its military forces. Typical of his tolerance of others, Marcus Aurelius chronically ignored or defused the questionable behavior and friendships of his brother.

AR Denarius (2.80 gm). Struck 162/3 AD. Bare head right / Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopiae. RIC III 491 (Aurelius); RSC 156. VF. EX -CNG
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105c. Lucilla32 viewsAnnia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla (March 7, 150–183) was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger.

In AD 164, she was betrothed by her father to his co-emperor and adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, gaining the title of Augusta. Following his death she married Pompeianus. Lucilla was implicated in several plots to overthrow Commodus (her brother and then emperor) and was banished to the island of Capreae in AD 182. Shortly afterwards she was put to death by Commodus.

Silver Denarius Obv: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F - Bare head right, draped. Rev: VENVS - Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter. Rome mint: AD 165-169 RIC III, 784, page 276 - Cohen 70- SEAR RCV II (2002), 5491, page 370 /3.05 g.
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106a. Crispina50 viewsCrispina married the sixteen year-old, Commodus in the summer of 178 and brought him, as a dowry, a large number of estates. These, when added to the Imperial holdings, gave him control of a substantial part of Lucanian territory. The actual ceremony was modest but was commemorated on coinage and largesse was distributed to the people. An epithalamium for the occasion was composed by the sophist Julius Pollux.

Upon her marriage, Crispina received the title of Augusta, and thus, became Empress of the Roman Empire as her husband was co-emperor with her father-in-law at the time. The previous empress and her mother-in-law, Faustina the Younger, having died three years prior to her arrival.

Like most marriages of young members of the nobiles, it was arranged by paters: in Crispina's case by her father and her father-in-law, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Crispina probably meant little to her egocentric husband though she was a beautiful woman. The other possible reason being that Commodus was known to prefer the company of men. Crispina is described as being a graceful person with a susceptible heart, but there is no medal extant of her.

As Augusta, Crispina was extensively honoured with public images, during the last two years of her father-in-law's reign and the initial years of her husband's reign. She did not seem to have any significant political influence over her husband during his bizarre reign. However, she was not exempted from court politics either as her sister-in-law, Lucilla, was an ambitious woman and was reportedly jealous of Crispina, the reigning empress, due to her position and power.

Crispina's marriage failed to produce an heir due to her husband's inability, which led to a dynastic succession crisis. In fact, both Anistius Burrus (with whom Commodus had share his first consulate as sole ruler) and Gaius Arrius Antoninus, who were probably related to the imperial family, were allegedly put to death 'on the suspicion of pretending to the throne'.

After ten years of marriage, Crispina was falsely charged with adultery by her husband and was banished to the island of Capri in 188, where she was later executed. After her banishment, Commodus did not marry again but took on a mistress, a woman named Marcia, who was later said to have conspired in his murder.

Crispina, wife of Commodus, 177-192, AE Dupondius or As (24x25mm), aVF. Sear RCV 6018. Obv. CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Rev. IVNO LVCINA S C, Juno standing left holding patera and scepter. The coin is brown and green, on a squarish flan.
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1301a, Diocletian, 284-305 A.D. (Antioch)98 viewsDIOCLETIAN (284 – 305 AD) AE Antoninianus, 293-95 AD, RIC V 322, Cohen 34. 20.70 mm/3.1 gm, aVF, Antioch. Obverse: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed; Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Diocletian, I/XXI. Early Diocletian with dusty earthen green patina.


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Diocletian ( 284-305 A.D.)

Ralph W. Mathisen
University of South Carolina


Summary and Introduction
The Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.

Diocletian's Early Life and Reign
Diocletian was born ca. 236/237 on the Dalmatian coast, perhaps at Salona. He was of very humble birth, and was originally named Diocles. He would have received little education beyond an elementary literacy and he was apparently deeply imbued with religious piety He had a wife Prisca and a daughter Valeria, both of whom reputedly were Christians. During Diocletian's early life, the Roman empire was in the midst of turmoil. In the early years of the third century, emperors increasingly insecure on their thrones had granted inflationary pay raises to the soldiers. The only meaningful income the soldiers now received was in the form of gold donatives granted by newly acclaimed emperors. Beginning in 235, armies throughout the empire began to set up their generals as rival emperors. The resultant civil wars opened up the empire to invasion in both the north, by the Franks, Alamanni, and Goths, and the east, by the Sassanid Persians. Another reason for the unrest in the army was the great gap between the social background of the common soldiers and the officer corps.

Diocletian sought his fortune in the army. He showed himself to be a shrewd, able, and ambitious individual. He is first attested as "Duke of Moesia" (an area on the banks of the lower Danube River), with responsibility for border defense. He was a prudent and methodical officer, a seeker of victory rather than glory. In 282, the legions of the upper Danube proclaimed the praetorian prefect Carus as emperor. Diocletian found favor under the new emperor, and was promoted to Count of the Domestics, the commander of the cavalry arm of the imperial bodyguard. In 283 he was granted the honor of a consulate.

In 284, in the midst of a campaign against the Persians, Carus was killed, struck by a bolt of lightning which one writer noted might have been forged in a legionary armory. This left the empire in the hands of his two young sons, Numerian in the east and Carinus in the west. Soon thereafter, Numerian died under mysterious circumstances near Nicomedia, and Diocletian was acclaimed emperor in his place. At this time he changed his name from Diocles to Diocletian. In 285 Carinus was killed in a battle near Belgrade, and Diocletian gained control of the entire empire.

Diocletian's Administrative and Military Reforms
As emperor, Diocletian was faced with many problems. His most immediate concerns were to bring the mutinous and increasingly barbarized Roman armies back under control and to make the frontiers once again secure from invasion. His long-term goals were to restore effective government and economic prosperity to the empire. Diocletian concluded that stern measures were necessary if these problems were to be solved. He felt that it was the responsibility of the imperial government to take whatever steps were necessary, no matter how harsh or innovative, to bring the empire back under control.

Diocletian was able to bring the army back under control by making several changes. He subdivided the roughly fifty existing provinces into approximately one hundred. The provinces also were apportioned among twelve "dioceses," each under a "vicar," and later also among four "prefectures," each under a "praetorian prefect." As a result, the imperial bureaucracy became increasingly bloated. He institutionalized the policy of separating civil and military careers. He divided the army itself into so-called "border troops," actually an ineffective citizen militia, and "palace troops," the real field army, which often was led by the emperor in person.

Following the precedent of Aurelian (A.D.270-275), Diocletian transformed the emperorship into an out-and-out oriental monarchy. Access to him became restricted; he now was addressed not as First Citizen (Princeps) or the soldierly general (Imperator), but as Lord and Master (Dominus Noster) . Those in audience were required to prostrate themselves on the ground before him.

Diocletian also concluded that the empire was too large and complex to be ruled by only a single emperor. Therefore, in order to provide an imperial presence throughout the empire, he introduced the "Tetrarchy," or "Rule by Four." In 285, he named his lieutenant Maximianus "Caesar," and assigned him the western half of the empire. This practice began the process which would culminate with the de facto split of the empire in 395. Both Diocletian and Maximianus adopted divine attributes. Diocletian was identified with Jupiter and Maximianus with Hercules. In 286, Diocletian promoted Maximianus to the rank of Augustus, "Senior Emperor," and in 293 he appointed two new Caesars, Constantius (the father of Constantine I ), who was given Gaul and Britain in the west, and Galerius, who was assigned the Balkans in the east.

By instituting his Tetrarchy, Diocletian also hoped to solve another problem. In the Augustan Principate, there had been no constitutional method for choosing new emperors. According to Diocletian's plan, the successor of each Augustus would be the respective Caesar, who then would name a new Caesar. Initially, the Tetrarchy operated smoothly and effectively.

Once the army was under control, Diocletian could turn his attention to other problems. The borders were restored and strengthened. In the early years of his reign, Diocletian and his subordinates were able to defeat foreign enemies such as Alamanni, Sarmatians, Saracens, Franks, and Persians, and to put down rebellions in Britain and Egypt. The easter frontier was actually expanded.

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Diocletian's Economic Reforms
Another problem was the economy, which was in an especially sorry state. The coinage had become so debased as to be virtually worthless. Diocletian's attempt to reissue good gold and silver coins failed because there simply was not enough gold and silver available to restore confidence in the currency. A "Maximum Price Edict" issued in 301, intended to curb inflation, served only to drive goods onto the black market. Diocletian finally accepted the ruin of the money economy and revised the tax system so that it was based on payments in kind . The soldiers too came to be paid in kind.

In order to assure the long term survival of the empire, Diocletian identified certain occupations which he felt would have to be performed. These were known as the "compulsory services." They included such occupations as soldiers, bakers, members of town councils, and tenant farmers. These functions became hereditary, and those engaging in them were inhibited from changing their careers. The repetitious nature of these laws, however, suggests that they were not widely obeyed. Diocletian also expanded the policy of third-century emperors of restricting the entry of senators into high-ranking governmental posts, especially military ones.

Diocletian attempted to use the state religion as a unifying element. Encouraged by the Caesar Galerius, Diocletian in 303 issued a series of four increasingly harsh decrees designed to compel Christians to take part in the imperial cult, the traditional means by which allegiance was pledged to the empire. This began the so-called "Great Persecution."

Diocletian's Resignation and Death
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. He compelled his co-regent Maximianus to do the same. Constantius and Galerius then became the new Augusti, and two new Caesars were selected, Maximinus (305-313) in the east and Severus (305- 307) in the west. Diocletian then retired to his palace at Split on the Croatian coast. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

Copyright (C) 1996, Ralph W. Mathisen, University of South Carolina
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

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1301b, Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D.62 viewsDiocletian. RIC V Part II Cyzicus 256 var. Not listed with pellet in exegrue
Item ref: RI141f. VF. Minted in Cyzicus (B in centre field, XXI dot in exegrue)Obverse:- IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left with scepter.
A post reform radiate of Diocletian. Ex Maridvnvm.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Diocletian ( 284-305 A.D.)

Ralph W. Mathisen
University of South Carolina


Summary and Introduction
The Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.

Diocletian's Early Life and Reign
Diocletian was born ca. 236/237 on the Dalmatian coast, perhaps at Salona. He was of very humble birth, and was originally named Diocles. He would have received little education beyond an elementary literacy and he was apparently deeply imbued with religious piety He had a wife Prisca and a daughter Valeria, both of whom reputedly were Christians. During Diocletian's early life, the Roman empire was in the midst of turmoil. In the early years of the third century, emperors increasingly insecure on their thrones had granted inflationary pay raises to the soldiers. The only meaningful income the soldiers now received was in the form of gold donatives granted by newly acclaimed emperors. Beginning in 235, armies throughout the empire began to set up their generals as rival emperors. The resultant civil wars opened up the empire to invasion in both the north, by the Franks, Alamanni, and Goths, and the east, by the Sassanid Persians. Another reason for the unrest in the army was the great gap between the social background of the common soldiers and the officer corps.

Diocletian sought his fortune in the army. He showed himself to be a shrewd, able, and ambitious individual. He is first attested as "Duke of Moesia" (an area on the banks of the lower Danube River), with responsibility for border defense. He was a prudent and methodical officer, a seeker of victory rather than glory. In 282, the legions of the upper Danube proclaimed the praetorian prefect Carus as emperor. Diocletian found favor under the new emperor, and was promoted to Count of the Domestics, the commander of the cavalry arm of the imperial bodyguard. In 283 he was granted the honor of a consulate.

In 284, in the midst of a campaign against the Persians, Carus was killed, struck by a bolt of lightning which one writer noted might have been forged in a legionary armory. This left the empire in the hands of his two young sons, Numerian in the east and Carinus in the west. Soon thereafter, Numerian died under mysterious circumstances near Nicomedia, and Diocletian was acclaimed emperor in his place. At this time he changed his name from Diocles to Diocletian. In 285 Carinus was killed in a battle near Belgrade, and Diocletian gained control of the entire empire.

Diocletian's Administrative and Military Reforms
As emperor, Diocletian was faced with many problems. His most immediate concerns were to bring the mutinous and increasingly barbarized Roman armies back under control and to make the frontiers once again secure from invasion. His long-term goals were to restore effective government and economic prosperity to the empire. Diocletian concluded that stern measures were necessary if these problems were to be solved. He felt that it was the responsibility of the imperial government to take whatever steps were necessary, no matter how harsh or innovative, to bring the empire back under control.

Diocletian was able to bring the army back under control by making several changes. He subdivided the roughly fifty existing provinces into approximately one hundred. The provinces also were apportioned among twelve "dioceses," each under a "vicar," and later also among four "prefectures," each under a "praetorian prefect." As a result, the imperial bureaucracy became increasingly bloated. He institutionalized the policy of separating civil and military careers. He divided the army itself into so-called "border troops," actually an ineffective citizen militia, and "palace troops," the real field army, which often was led by the emperor in person.

Following the precedent of Aurelian (A.D.270-275), Diocletian transformed the emperorship into an out-and-out oriental monarchy. Access to him became restricted; he now was addressed not as First Citizen (Princeps) or the soldierly general (Imperator), but as Lord and Master (Dominus Noster) . Those in audience were required to prostrate themselves on the ground before him.

Diocletian also concluded that the empire was too large and complex to be ruled by only a single emperor. Therefore, in order to provide an imperial presence throughout the empire, he introduced the "Tetrarchy," or "Rule by Four." In 285, he named his lieutenant Maximianus "Caesar," and assigned him the western half of the empire. This practice began the process which would culminate with the de facto split of the empire in 395. Both Diocletian and Maximianus adopted divine attributes. Diocletian was identified with Jupiter and Maximianus with Hercules. In 286, Diocletian promoted Maximianus to the rank of Augustus, "Senior Emperor," and in 293 he appointed two new Caesars, Constantius (the father of Constantine I ), who was given Gaul and Britain in the west, and Galerius, who was assigned the Balkans in the east.

By instituting his Tetrarchy, Diocletian also hoped to solve another problem. In the Augustan Principate, there had been no constitutional method for choosing new emperors. According to Diocletian's plan, the successor of each Augustus would be the respective Caesar, who then would name a new Caesar. Initially, the Tetrarchy operated smoothly and effectively.

Once the army was under control, Diocletian could turn his attention to other problems. The borders were restored and strengthened. In the early years of his reign, Diocletian and his subordinates were able to defeat foreign enemies such as Alamanni, Sarmatians, Saracens, Franks, and Persians, and to put down rebellions in Britain and Egypt. The easter frontier was actually expanded.

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Diocletian's Economic Reforms
Another problem was the economy, which was in an especially sorry state. The coinage had become so debased as to be virtually worthless. Diocletian's attempt to reissue good gold and silver coins failed because there simply was not enough gold and silver available to restore confidence in the currency. A "Maximum Price Edict" issued in 301, intended to curb inflation, served only to drive goods onto the black market. Diocletian finally accepted the ruin of the money economy and revised the tax system so that it was based on payments in kind . The soldiers too came to be paid in kind.

In order to assure the long term survival of the empire, Diocletian identified certain occupations which he felt would have to be performed. These were known as the "compulsory services." They included such occupations as soldiers, bakers, members of town councils, and tenant farmers. These functions became hereditary, and those engaging in them were inhibited from changing their careers. The repetitious nature of these laws, however, suggests that they were not widely obeyed. Diocletian also expanded the policy of third-century emperors of restricting the entry of senators into high-ranking governmental posts, especially military ones.

Diocletian attempted to use the state religion as a unifying element. Encouraged by the Caesar Galerius, Diocletian in 303 issued a series of four increasingly harsh decrees designed to compel Christians to take part in the imperial cult, the traditional means by which allegiance was pledged to the empire. This began the so-called "Great Persecution."

Diocletian's Resignation and Death
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. He compelled his co-regent Maximianus to do the same. Constantius and Galerius then became the new Augusti, and two new Caesars were selected, Maximinus (305-313) in the east and Severus (305- 307) in the west. Diocletian then retired to his palace at Split on the Croatian coast. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

Copyright (C) 1996, Ralph W. Mathisen, University of South Carolina
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


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1302a, Maximian, 285 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.50 viewsMaximianus AE Antoninianus. RIC V Part II 506 Bust Type C. Cohen 355; VF; Minted in Rome A.D. 285-286. Obverse: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right; Rverse: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt & scepter, XXIZ in exergue. Ex maridvnvm.

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Maximian, 285-305, 306-308, and 310 A.D.

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Perhaps born ca. 249/250 A.D. in Sirmium in the area of the Balkans, Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus, more commonly known as Maximianus Herculius (Maximian), had been a soldier before he put on the purple. A fellow soldier with the Emperor Diocletian, he had served in the military during the reigns of Aurelian and Probus.

When the Emperor Diocletian determined that the empire was too large for one man to govern on his own, he made Maximian his Caesar in 285/6 and elevated him to the rank of Augustus in perhaps the spring of 286. While Diocletian ruled in the East, Maximian ruled in the West. In 293, in order to maintain and to strengthen the stability of the empire, Diocletian appointed Constantius I Chlorus to serve Maximian as a Caesar in the West, while Galerius did the same job in the East. This arrangement, called the "Tetrarchy", was meant not only to provide a stronger foundation for the two emperors' rule, but also to end any possible fighting over the succession to the throne once the two senior Augusti had left the throne--a problem which had bedeviled the principate since the time of the Emperor Augustus. To cement the relationship between Maximian and his Caesar, Constantius married Maximian's elder daughter Theodora. A decade later, Constantius' son Constantine would marry Maximia's younger daughter Fausta.

On 1 May 305 Diocletian, at Nicomedeia, and Maximian, at Mediolanum, divested themselves of the purple. Their resignations seem largely due to the almost fatal illness that Diocletian contracted toward the end of 304. Diocletian seems to have forced his colleague to abdicate. In any case, Herculius had sworn an oath at the temple of Capitoline Jupiter to carry out the terms of the abdication. Constantius and Galerius were appointed as Augusti, with Maximinus Daia and Severus as the new Caesars. The retired emperors then returned to private life. Diocletian's retirement was at Salonae in Dalmatia, while Herculius' retreat was either in Lucania or Campania.

Maximian's retirement, however, was of short duration because, a little more than a year later on 28 October 306, his son Maxentius was proclaimed emperor at Rome. To give his regime an aura of legitimacy, Maximian was forced to affirm his son's acclamation. When Galerius learned of Maxentius' rebellion, he sent Severus against him with an army that had formerly been under his father's command. Maxentius invested his father with the purple again to win over his enemy's troops, a ruse which succeeded. Perhaps to strengthen his own position, in 307 Maximian went to Gaul and married his daughter Fausta to Constantine. When Constantine refused to become embroiled in the civil war between Galerius and Maxentius, Maximian returned to Rome in 308 and attempted to depose his son; however, he did not succeed. When Maximian was unable to convince Diocletian to take up the purple again at a meeting in Carnuntum in late 308, he returned to his son-in-law's side in Gaul.

Although Maximian was treated with all of the respect due a former emperor, he still desired to be more than a figurehead. He decided to seize the purple from Constantine when his son-in-law least expected it. His opportunity came in the summer of 310 when the Franks revolted. When Constantine had taken a small part of his army into enemy territory, Maximian proclaimed himself again emperor and paid the soldiers under his command a donative to secure their loyalty. As soon as Constantine received news about Maximian's revolt in July 310, he went south and reached Arelate before his father-in-law could mount a defense of the city. Although Maximian fled to Massilia, his son-in-law seized the city and took Maximian prisoner. Although he was deprived of the purple, he was granted pardon for his crimes. Unable to endure the humiliation of his defeat, he attempted to have Constantine murdered in his bed. The plot failed because he tried to get his daughter Fausta's help in the matter; she chose to reveal the matter to her husband. Because of this attempt on his son-in-law's life Maximian was dead by the end of July either by his own hand or on the orders of his intended victim.

Eutropia was of Syrian extraction and her marriage to Maximian seems to have been her second. She bore him two children: Maxentius and Fausta. An older daughter, Theodora, may have been a product of her first marriage. Fausta became the wife of Constantine I , while her sister Theodora was the second spouse of his father Constantius I Chlorus . Eutropia apparently survived all her children, with the possible exception of her daughter Fausta who seems to have died in 326. Eutropia is also said to have become a Christian.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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1302b, Maximian, 285-305, 306-308, and 310 A.D., commemorative issued by Constantine the Great (Siscia)59 viewsMaximian, 285-305, 306-308, and 310 A.D., commemorative issued by Constantine the Great. Bronze AE3, RIC 41, VF, Siscia, 1.30g, 16.1mm, 0o, 317-318 A.D. Obverse: DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP, laureate and veiled head right; Reverse: REQVIES OPTIMO-RVM MERITORVM, Emperor seated left on curule chair, raising hand and holding scepter, SIS in exergue; scarce (R3).


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Maximian, 285-305, 306-308, and 310 A.D.

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Perhaps born ca. 249/250 A.D. in Sirmium in the area of the Balkans, Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus, more commonly known as Maximianus Herculius (Maximian), had been a soldier before he put on the purple. A fellow soldier with the Emperor Diocletian, he had served in the military during the reigns of Aurelian and Probus.

When the Emperor Diocletian determined that the empire was too large for one man to govern on his own, he made Maximian his Caesar in 285/6 and elevated him to the rank of Augustus in perhaps the spring of 286. While Diocletian ruled in the East, Maximian ruled in the West. In 293, in order to maintain and to strengthen the stability of the empire, Diocletian appointed Constantius I Chlorus to serve Maximian as a Caesar in the West, while Galerius did the same job in the East. This arrangement, called the "Tetrarchy", was meant not only to provide a stronger foundation for the two emperors' rule, but also to end any possible fighting over the succession to the throne once the two senior Augusti had left the throne--a problem which had bedeviled the principate since the time of the Emperor Augustus. To cement the relationship between Maximian and his Caesar, Constantius married Maximian's elder daughter Theodora. A decade later, Constantius' son Constantine would marry Maximia's younger daughter Fausta.

On 1 May 305 Diocletian, at Nicomedeia, and Maximian, at Mediolanum, divested themselves of the purple. Their resignations seem largely due to the almost fatal illness that Diocletian contracted toward the end of 304. Diocletian seems to have forced his colleague to abdicate. In any case, Herculius had sworn an oath at the temple of Capitoline Jupiter to carry out the terms of the abdication. Constantius and Galerius were appointed as Augusti, with Maximinus Daia and Severus as the new Caesars. The retired emperors then returned to private life. Diocletian's retirement was at Salonae in Dalmatia, while Herculius' retreat was either in Lucania or Campania.

Maximian's retirement, however, was of short duration because, a little more than a year later on 28 October 306, his son Maxentius was proclaimed emperor at Rome. To give his regime an aura of legitimacy, Maximian was forced to affirm his son's acclamation. When Galerius learned of Maxentius' rebellion, he sent Severus against him with an army that had formerly been under his father's command. Maxentius invested his father with the purple again to win over his enemy's troops, a ruse which succeeded. Perhaps to strengthen his own position, in 307 Maximian went to Gaul and married his daughter Fausta to Constantine. When Constantine refused to become embroiled in the civil war between Galerius and Maxentius, Maximian returned to Rome in 308 and attempted to depose his son; however, he did not succeed. When Maximian was unable to convince Diocletian to take up the purple again at a meeting in Carnuntum in late 308, he returned to his son-in-law's side in Gaul.

Although Maximian was treated with all of the respect due a former emperor, he still desired to be more than a figurehead. He decided to seize the purple from Constantine when his son-in-law least expected it. His opportunity came in the summer of 310 when the Franks revolted. When Constantine had taken a small part of his army into enemy territory, Maximian proclaimed himself again emperor and paid the soldiers under his command a donative to secure their loyalty. As soon as Constantine received news about Maximian's revolt in July 310, he went south and reached Arelate before his father-in-law could mount a defense of the city. Although Maximian fled to Massilia, his son-in-law seized the city and took Maximian prisoner. Although he was deprived of the purple, he was granted pardon for his crimes. Unable to endure the humiliation of his defeat, he attempted to have Constantine murdered in his bed. The plot failed because he tried to get his daughter Fausta's help in the matter; she chose to reveal the matter to her husband. Because of this attempt on his son-in-law's life Maximian was dead by the end of July either by his own hand or on the orders of his intended victim.

Eutropia was of Syrian extraction and her marriage to Maximian seems to have been her second. She bore him two children: Maxentius and Fausta. An older daughter, Theodora, may have been a product of her first marriage. Fausta became the wife of Constantine I , while her sister Theodora was the second spouse of his father Constantius I Chlorus . Eutropia apparently survived all her children, with the possible exception of her daughter Fausta who seems to have died in 326. Eutropia is also said to have become a Christian.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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1307a, Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.68 viewsBronze follis, RIC 163, aEF, Rome mint, 5.712g, 25.6mm, 0o, summer 307 A.D.; obverse MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE, Roma holding globe and scepter, seated in hexastyle temple, RT in ex; rare. Ex FORVM; Ex Maridvnvm


De Imperatoribus Romanis : An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Maxentius (306-312 A.D.)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius, more commonly known as Maxentius, was the child of the Emperor Maximianus Herculius and the Syrian, Eutropia; he was born ca. 278 A.D. After Galerius' appointment to the rank of Caesar on 1 March 293, Maxentius married Galerius' daughter Valeria Maximilla, who bore him a son named Romulus and another son whose name is unknown. Due to his haughty nature and bad disposition, Maxentius could seldom agree with his father or his father-in-law; Galerius' and Maximianus Herculius' aversion to Maxentius prevented the young man from becoming a Caesar in 305. Little else is known of Maxentius' private life prior to his accession and, although there is some evidence that it was spent in idleness, he did become a Senator.

On 28 October 306 Maxentius was acclaimed emperor, although he was politically astute enough not to use the title Augustus; like the Emperor Augustus, he called himself princeps. It was not until the summer of 307 that he started using the title Augustus and started offending other claimants to the imperial throne. He was enthroned by the plebs and the Praetorians. At the time of his acclamation Maxentius was at a public villa on the Via Labicana. He strengthened his position with promises of riches for those who helped him obtain his objective. He forced his father Maximianus Herculius to affirm his son's acclamation in order to give his regime a facade of legitimacy. His realm included Italy, Africa, Sardinia, and Corsica. As soon as Galerius learned about the acclamation of Herculius' son, he dispatched the Emperor Severus to quell the rebellion. With the help of his father and Severus' own troops, Maxentius' took his enemy prisoner.

When Severus died, Galerius was determined to avenge his death. In the early summer of 307 the Augustus invaded Italy; he advanced to the south and encamped at Interamna near the Tiber. His attempt to besiege the city was abortive because his army was not large enough to encompass the city's fortifications. Negotiations between Maxentius and Galerius broke down when the emperor discovered that the usurper was trying to win over his troops. Galerius' troops were open to Maxentius' promises because they were fighting a civil war between members of the same family; some of the soldiers went over to the enemy. Not trusting his own troops, Galerius withdrew. During its retreat, Galerius' army ravaged the Italian countryside as it was returning to its original base. If it was not enough that Maxentius had to deal with the havoc created by the ineffectual invasions of Severus and Galerius, he also had to deal with his father's attempts to regain the throne between 308 and 310. When Maximianus Herculius was unable to regain power by pushing his son off his throne, he attempted to win over Constantine to his cause. When this plan failed, he tried to win Diocletian over to his side at Carnuntum in October and November 308. Frustrated at every turn, Herculius returned to his son-in-law Constantine's side in Gaul where he died in 310, having been implicated in a plot against his son-in-law. Maxentius' control of the situation was weakened by the revolt of L. Domitius Alexander in 308. Although the revolt only lasted until the end of 309, it drastically cut the size of the grain supply availble for Rome. Maxentius' rule collapsed when he died on 27 October 312 in an engagement he had with the Emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge after the latter had invaded his realm.

Copyright (C) 1996, Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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136-138 AD - AELIUS Caesar AE as - struck 137 AD48 viewsobv: L AELIVS CAESAR (bare head right)
rev: TR POT COS II (Pannonia standing left, holding vexillum and raising skirt), S-C in field, PANNONIA in ex.
ref: RIC II 1073 (Hadrian) (S), C.33 (8fr.), RIC pass over ex., only Cohen.
9.72gms, 25mm, copper
Rare
Lucius Aurelius Cejonius Commodus Verus was prefect of Pannonia Superior. Hadrian adopted Ceionius in Summer of 136, renaming him Lucius Aelius Caesar, but he died of illness on January 1, 138 AD.
This coin was found in plough-land where spoiled a lot of artificial fertilizer.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 149 AD34 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII (laureate bust right)
rev: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, COS IIII in exergue, S C across field (crossed cornucopiae from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by busts of two boys, vis-á -vis)
ref: RIC III 857, Cohen 813 (8frcs), BMC 1825note
23.14gms, 30mm,
Rare

The infants are thought to represent T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius Antoninus, the twin sons of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior born in 149 AD. These were the first male offspring of the couple, offering hope for the establishment of the new dynasty, but both died in infancy.
The coin is before cleaning.
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AE as - struck 145 AD48 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS II (slightly draped bust right)
rev: CONCORDIA [Concordia standing left holding patera & resting left hand on cornucopiae set on altar], S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1254 (Ant.Pius), C.63
7.67gms, 26mm,
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AE sestertius - struck 154 AD41 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR ANTONINI AVG P II FIL (bare & draped bust right)
rev:TR POT VIII COS II (Minerva standing right holding spear & owl), S-C in field
ref:RIC III 1312 (Ant.Pius), C.666
26.88gms, 32mm,
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AR denarius - struck 149 AD42 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL (bare head right)
rev: TR POT IIII COS II (Minerva standing right, holding spear & hand resting upon shield)
ref: RIC III 438b[pius], RSC 608, BMCRE 636
3.08gms, 18mm,
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AR denarius - struck 149-150 AD43 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL (bare head right)
rev: TR POT IIII COS II (Minerva, helmeted, standing left, holding spear & lefting left hand on shield, & holding owl in right hand)
ref: similar to RIC III 450a(Ant.Pius), C.634 (but without owl!)
3.40gms, 18mm,
Rare, not in RIC
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144 AD: Antoninus Pius sestertius (rev. only) betrothal M.Aurelius and Faustina filia 187 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (28.4g, 35mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
AN(TON)NVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laur. head right
CONCORDIAE [/] S C [in ex.] M. Aurelius & Faustina Jr. clasping hands; large statues of Antoninus & Faustina behind
RIC 601 [S], Cohen 146, BMC 1236-40, Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 127/45a
This type was issued on the occasion of the betrothal of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina, which probably took place during the Hilaria festival celebrated on 25 March 144 (see RIC). The reverse represents Marcus Aurelius, l. and Faustina filia, daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina mater, r., as small figures, clasping hands over altar and before large figures representing statues on pedestals of Antoninus Pius and the late Faustina mater (died A.D. 141). The statues also clasp hands, and the that of Antoninus holds a Victory figurine.
The marriage took place the following year in A.D.145.
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145-161 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE dupondius - struck 145-46 AD46 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS / S.C. (Pietas standing left, holding cornucopiae, child -Lucilla?- at her feet left)
ref: RIC III 1402 (Ant.Pius), Cohen 174, BMC 2189
mint: Rome
8.42gms, 26mm

This coin was struck after her wedding with Aurelius Caesar.
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15 Antoninus Pius RIC 417b31 viewsAntoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 140-144 AD. (3.32g; 18mm) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right. Rev:
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS, Bare headed and draped bust of Aurelius right.
RIC 417b; RSC 22a.

Ex: Pecunem
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15 Marcus Aurelius for Divus Antoninus Pius RIC 43647 viewsAntonius Pius. Ar Denarius. Marcus Aurelius for Divus Antoninus Pius. Rome mint. 161 AD. Obv: Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, Bare head of Divus Antoninus Pius right. Rev: CONSECRATIO, Decorated funeral pyre (pyra) of four storeys, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by quadriga.
C 164; RIC 436

Very diffcult coin to photograph, but it turned out decent enough.
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150 Antoninus Pius110 viewsAntoninus Pius AE Dupondius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P, radiate head right / COS IIII S-C, Salus standing left feeding snake arising from altar to left & holding rudder to right.
Cohen 279 B.M.C. 1732 RIC 798, sear5 #4269 26mm 139 A.D.

Finally got a photo of my own that looked good enough lol.Took over a year but got it!


In 139A.D.
"The Tomb of Hadrian in Rome is completed, emperor Antoninus Pius cremates the body of Hadrian and placed his ashes together with that of his wife Vibia Sabina and his adopted son, Lucius Aelius in the mausoleum.
Marcus Aurelius is named Caesar. He marries Faustina the Younger, daughter of Antoninus Pius."
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16 Marcus Aurelius37 viewsDenarius. June-Dec, 174 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, laureate head right / IMP VII COS III, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae. RIC 304, RSC 331, BMC 606. Weight 2.33 g. Die Axis 12 hr. Max dia 17.4 mm
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160 Marcus Aurelius51 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 A.D.

Dupondius 165-166 A.D.

obv. Marcus Aurelius, Crowned faces right, M AVREL ANTONINUS AVG ARMENIACVS PM

rev. Providentia standing l. holding wand and scepter; globe at feet, TR POT XX IMP III COS III

RIC III 924 Cohen 806

btter photo
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160 Marcus Aurelius46 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius. 156-7 AD. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT XI COSII, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & sceptre. RSC 709. RIC 468[pius]2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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160 Marcus Aurelius86 viewsMarcus Aurelius AE Dupondius. 175 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX, radiate head right, seen from behind / IMP VII COS III S-C, Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius containing two grain ears & poppy, & cornucopiae. Cohen 334v. RIC 1134v Randygeki(h2)
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160 Marcus Aurelius67 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 7 March 161- 17 March 180 A.D.

Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III Pius 1270, Cohen 614, aF, 23.910g, 31.5mm, 0o, Rome mint, 147 - 148 A.D.; obverse AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right; reverse TR POT II COS II S C, Fides standing right, ears of grain in right, basket of fruit in raised left
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16135 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-80 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXV"
Laureate bust right
Rev "PRIMI DECENNALES COS III SC"
Legend in wreath
Rome mint
RIC 1006
mauseus
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16138 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-80 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENICVS PM"
Laureate bust right
Rev "TR POT XIX IMP II COS III SC"
Mars (Virtus?) standing right holding shield
Rome mint
mauseus
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16149 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-80 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII"
Laureate bust right
Rev "FELICITAS AVG IMP VIIII COS III PP"
Felicitas standing left
Rome mint
RIC 1227
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16119 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-80 AD
AR denarius
Obv "M ANTONINVS AVG"
Laureate head right
Rev "TRP XXXI IMP VIIII COS III PP"
Salus seated left holding branch with rising serpent at feet
Rome mint
RIC -
A mule combining an obverse of the unmarked coins with short legend of the period with a dated reverse type
mauseus
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16152 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-80 AD
AE as
Obv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXIX"
Laureate bust right.
Rev: "IMP VII COS III SC"
River-god Tiber, nude to waist, reclining l., resting his r. hand on side of boat, holding reed in his l. hand, his l. arm resting on urn of which water flows.
Rome mint
RIC 1142
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16111 viewsMarcus Aurelius
AE medallion
Rome mint
Obv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXII
Laureate, draped bust right
Rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP
Emperor standing right, turning left and crowning a trophy of arm with two captives below
Gnecchi II, pl 59, 6 (obv), Gnecchi II, pl 60, 9 (rev)
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AE dupondius or as26 viewsobv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: IVNO REGINA / S.C. (Juno standing left holding patera & scepter, peacock at feet)
ref: RIC III 1752(M.Aurelius), C.44
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AE sestertius38 viewsobv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F (draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS / S.C. (Pietas standing, head right, holding patera, altar before)
ref: RIC III 1756 (M.Aurelius), C.53
20.06gms, 29mm
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AE sestertius49 viewsobv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: FECVNDITAS / S.C. (Fecunditas - or Lucilla seated right, nursing child in arms, two children at feet)
ref: RIC III 1736 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 21, BMC 1197
22.42g, 26-28mm
Scarce

Annia Lucilla, daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, wife of Lucius Verus. She conspired against Commodus, by whom she was exiled to Capreae, where she was put to death (perhaps together Crispina in 183 AD).
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AR denarius31 viewsobv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F (draped bust right)
rev: VESTA (Vesta standing left, sacrificing from a simpulum over a lit altar left, holding palladium)
ref: RIC III 788 (M.Aurelius), C.92
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA fouree denarius 28 viewsobv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: PVDICITIA (Pudicitia, veiled, standing left)
ref: RIC III 780 (M.Aurelius), C.80
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE dupondius - struck 165-166 AD28 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (radiate head right)
rev: TR POT VI IMP III COS II (parthian captive seated right at base of trophy, hands tied behind back, arms before), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1445 (M.Aurelius) (C), C202 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
12.08gms, 24mm
Scarce

History: Between 162 and 166 Verus was in the East, nominally commanding a campaign against the Parthian empire for the control over the Armenian kingdom. Statius Priscus, Avidius Cassius and Martius Verus generals were entrusted with real command of the legions. Cassius led the overall campaign, destroyed the city of Seleucia on the Tigris and burned to the ground the palace at the capital Ctesiphon; Priscus led the invasion of Armenia that took the capital of Artashat (Artaxata); Martius Verus is limited only to the mention of his name by the ancients, but he was later the governor of Cappadocia. Lucius Verus received the title Parthicus Maximus in Aug. 165 AD.
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE dupondius - struck 166 AD48 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (radiate head right)
rev: TR P VI IMP IIII COS II / S.C. (Victory standing left, head right, holding palm & setting shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree to right)
ref: RIC III 1458 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 208, BMC 1315
13.11g, 25mm
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 162 AD37 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.L.AVREL.VERVS.AVG (laureated head right)
rev: CONCORD.AVGVSTOR.TRP.II (Verus and Aurelius standing with clasping hand), COS II in ex, S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1309 (M.Aurel) (C), C.36 (4frcs)
mint: Rome
23.03gms, 30mm

This coin is better in hand than the picture allow.
History: Never before had Rome been ruled jointly by two emperors, but their authority was not shared equally. Marcus clearly had more power than his younger brother, although officially his only additional title was "pontifex maximus," while Lucius was simply "pontifex".Joint rule was revived by Diocletian's establishment of the Tetrarchy in the late 3rd century.
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 166 AD30 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II / S.C. (Victory standing right, holding palm & attaching shield inscribed VIC PAR to palm tree)
ref: RIC III 1456 (M.Aurelius), C.206
19.20gms, 29mm
Scarce
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 166-167 AD49 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT VII IMP IIII COS II (Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm), S.C. in field
ref: RIC III 1461 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 209
23.08gms, 30mm
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 169 AD101 viewsobv: DIVVS VERVS (bare head of Divus Verus right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (elephant quadriga advancing left, atop car shrine containing statue of Divus Verus seated left, raising hand), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC III 1507 (M.Aurelius), C.53 (30frcs), BMCRE (Marcus) 1369
23.51gms, 30mm, bronze
Very Rare
History: In the end of 168 AD as Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus were returning home from the fontier of south Pannonia, Lucius suddenly became ill with symptoms attributed to food poisoning, and was dead at the age of 38 near Altinum (Altino). The older Emperor accompanied the body to Rome, where he offered games to honour his memory. After the funeral, the senate declared Verus divine to be worshipped as Divus Verus.
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AR denarius - struck 164 AD21 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS (bare head right)
rev: TRP IIII IMP II COS II (Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath & palm)
ref: RIC III 520 (M.Aurelius), C.240
2.41gms, 17mm
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE dupondius or as - struck 161-176 AD44 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (diademed bust right)
rev: VE-NVS (Venus standing facing, head right, drawing back cloak with right hand over right shoulder and holding apple in extended left hand), S-C across field
ref: reverse RIC III 1770 (Marcus Aurelius)
11.38gms, 26mm
Rare - not in RIC

A nice hybrid Dupondius or orichalcum As with Faustina Junior obverse and Lucilla reverse. Thanks to Rupert for identify.
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE sestertius - struck 161-176 AD27 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (bust right with circlet of pearls )
rev: IVNO / S.C. (Juno standing left holding patera & scepter, peacock at foot)
ref: RIC III 1645 (M.Aurelius), C.121(8fr.)
21.31gms, 33mm
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE sestertius - struck 161-176 AD31 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right wearing circlet of pearls)
rev: IVNONI REGINAE (Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera & scepter; peacock standing left at feet, head reverted), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1651 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 142, BMC 919
22.51gms, 29mm
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AR denarius - struck 176-180 AD27 viewsobv: DIVA FAV-STINA PIA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSEC-RATIO (peacock standing right)
ref: RIC III 744 (M.Aurelius), C.71
3.12gms, 18mm

History: Faustina junior accompanied her husband, Aurelius on his journey to the east in 175, and died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AR denarius - struck 176-180 AD27 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (throne with scepter across it, peacock below & standing right)
ref: RIC III 745 (M.Aurelius), RSC 73 (3frcs) , BMC 723
2.10gms, 18mm
Scarcer type
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior sestertius - struck 176-180 AD25 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (large altar decorated with palms), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1706 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 76 (10frcs), BMC 1579
21.31gms, 29mm
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE as - struck 177-178 AD36 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII (laureate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP (Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1234, C.372
10.15gms, 24mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 172 AD44 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXVI (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VI COS III (Roma seated left, holding Victory & spear, behind her shield on wich is Medusa), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1035, C.283
12.11gms, 24mm,
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 177 AD33 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXI (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP / S.C. (winged thunderbolt)
ref: RIC III 1219, C.378 (6frcs.)
10.44gms, 24mm,
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 177 AD45 viewsobv: M.ANTONINVS.AVG.GERM.SARM.TRP.XXXI (radiate head right)
rev: IMP.VIII.COS.III.PP (trophy of base of wich are seated Marcomann (German) woman on right, and Markomann (German) with hands bound behind him on left), S-C in field, DE GERM in ex.
ref: RIC III 1179 (S), C.157 (6frcs)
mint: Rome
13.00gms, 25mm
Scarce

This dupondius celebrates Roman victory a series of wars on the empire’s northern frontier known as the Bellum Germanicum et Sarmaticum. The reverse of this coin speaks of these campaigns with the inscription DE GERM(ANIS) encompassing a military trophy flanked by two captives. The bound men would have come from the barbarian nations that occupied lands across the Danube, for in recent years the Romans had won wars against the Marcomanns, the Quadi, the Jazyges and the Sarmatians.
Many other types celebrated Roman victories in this theatre, and they became the centrepiece of coin propaganda of the era. Considering these wars were not only a source of great financial strain, but they annually cost the lives of many young men, it was essential for Marcus Aurelius to demonstrate success in the form of attractive coin types showing bound barbarians and trophies.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD56 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP (Aequitas standing standing left holding scales & cornucopaie), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1232, C.376
mint: Rome
11.52gms, 24mm
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 179-180 AD24 viewsobv: M.AVREL.ANTONINVS.AVG.TR.P.XXXIII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP.X.COS.III.P.P. (Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1241, C.186
13.55gms, 24mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 163-164 AD45 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M (laureated bearded head right)
rev: VICT AVG TR P XVIII IMP II COS III (Victory standing right holding trophy a captive Armenian at her feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC 890 (S), Cohen 984 (12 Francs 1878), BMC 1092
21.14gms, 30mm,
Rare

History: After the death of Antoninus Pius the parthian king, Vologaesus III run over Armenia in 161 AD. The Expeditio orientalis was started the next year from Capua,Italy. Statius Priscus, Avidius Cassius and Martius Verus were entrusted with command of the legions while Marcus Aurelius conducted affairs of the state back in Rome. The 5 year campaign (161 – 166 AD) against Parthia proved to be as decisive as any war in recent Roman history. A Roman candidate once again sat the Armenian throne and Parthia had been thoroughly defeated. This coin commemorate the end of the first phase of the Parthian War.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 166 AD48 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III (Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm & placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 934, C.810 (12frcs)
28.42gms, 33mm,
Similar to RIC931
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 166 AD53 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III (Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm & placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree, at base arms), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 931, C.807(12frcs)
20.27gms, 30mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 170-171 AD38 viewsobv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
rev: : /PRIMI/DECEN/NALES/COS III/S-C (in five lines within laurel wreath)
ref: RIC III 1006 (S), Cohen 497 (12frcs)
24.22gms, 29mm,
Scarce

This issue commemorates the tenth anniversary of the sole reign of Aurelius, with vows to celebrate its completion, and in anticipation of another decade.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 171-172 AD45 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI (laureate head right)
rev: IMP VI COS III (Roma with Victory in her right hand and spear in her left enthroning left, beside her shield. Victorious type), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1033, C. 281
23.13gms, 30mm,

History: In 170, during the course of the bellum Germanicum sarmaticum the Iazyges defeated and killed Claudius Fronto, Roman governor of Lower Moesia, and his troops. Operating from Sirmium on the Sava river, Marcus Aurelius moved against the Iazyges personally. After hard fighting, the Iazyges were pressed to their limits. In 172, the Roman legions crossed the Ister (Danube) river at Vindobona and Carnuntum and went into Marcomannic territory. The Romans achieved success, subjugating the Marcomanni and their allies, the Naristi and the Cotini. This coin commemorate the victories in the first Marcomannic War.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 172 AD43 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI (laureate head right)
rev: GERMANIA SVBACTA IMP VI COS III (Germania seated left at foot of trophy), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1021 (S), Cohen 215 (10frcs)
22.84gms, 30mm,
Very rare

History: In 172, the Roman legions crossed the Danube into Marcomannic territory. Although few details are known, the Romans achieved success, subjugating the Marcomanni and their allies, the Naristi and the Cotini. This fact is evident from the adoption of the title "Germanicus" by Marcus Aurelius, and the minting of coins with the inscription "Germania subacta". This rare coin is one of them.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 172-173 AD37 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII (laureate head right)
rev: GERMANICO AVG IMP VI COS III (trophy of arms, German {Marcomann} woman seated left below, in attitude of mourning, on two shields; German standing to right, his head turned and his hands bound behind him), SC in ex.
ref: RIC III 1058 (S), Cohen 227 (15frcs)
22.46gms, 30mm,
Very rare
History: In the second half of the second century was the most important and dangerous invasion of the Marcomanni. Their leader, Ballomar, had formed a coalition of Germanic tribes, they crossed the Danube and achieved a smashing victory over 20,000 Romans near Carnuntum. Ballomar then led the larger part of his host southwards towards Italy, while the remainder ravaged Noricum. The Marcomanni razed Opitergium (Oderzo) and besieged Aquileia. The army of praetorian prefect Furius Victorinus tried to relieve the city, but was defeated and its general slain.
In 172, the Roman legions crossed the Danube into Marcomannic territory. Although few details are known, the Romans achieved success, subjugating the Marcomanni and their allies, the Naristi and the Cotini. This fact is evident from the adoption of the title "Germanicus" by Marcus Aurelius, and the minting of coins with the inscription "Germania subacta". This rare coin is one of them.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 173 AD34 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII (laureated bearded head right)
rev: [RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III S C] (Aurelius standing left holding sceptre and raising kneeling figure of Italia who holds a globe)
ref: RIC 1077 (S), Cohen 538 (10frcs), BMC 1449
21.80gms, 29mm,
Rare

Aurelius is here portrayed as the Restorer of Italy. Although this type is normally used to refer to a defeated enemy, in this instance what Aurelius is restoring is the security of the homeland by defeating the Germanic tribes threatening Italy.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 177 AD50 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXI (laureate head right)
rev: IM[P VIIII COS III PP] (Annona standing left, between modius & ship, holding corn-ears & cornucopiae), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1218, C.374
21.73gms, 28mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 180 AD41 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS AVG (Marcus Aurelius bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (eagle standing right on garlanded altar, head left), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 657 (Commodus), C.85(6frcs)
25.16gms, 30mm
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 180 AD39 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS (Marcus Aurelius bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (garlanded funeral pyre of four tiers surmounted by statue of Aurelius in facing quadriga), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 662 [Commodus], Cohen 98 (20frcs), BMC 399
21.14gms, 29mm
Rare

The Rogus, or Funeral Pile, as a mass of quadrangular shape, filled at the bottom with combustibles, on which again a second tier was placed of similar form and appearance, but narrower and furnished with openings; to this a third and a fourth were added, each gradually diminishing in size, till the whole resembled a watch-tower.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 180 AD65 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS (Marcus Autrelius bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (Statue of Aurelius in quadriga drawn by elephants), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC III 661 (Commodus), Cohen 95 (30 frcs)
18.31gms, 28mm
Very rare

The last ’Good Emperor’, Marcus Aurelius died at a military encampment at Bononia on the Danube on 17 March 180, possibly of the plague, leaving the Roman Empire to his nineteen-year-old son. Upon hearing of his father's death, Commodus made preparations for Marcus' funeral, made concessions to the northern tribes, and made haste to return back to Rome in order to enjoy peace after nearly two decades of war.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AR denarius - struck 164 AD26 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS (laureate head right)
rev: P M TRP XVIII IMP II COS III (Armenia seated left, left hand on bow with shield and vexillum before her), ARMEN in ex.
ref: RIC III 78, Cohen 7
mint: Rome
3,41gms, 18mm,

"The most distinctive type shows a figure of Armenia seated on the ground surrounded by various weapons" RIC III pp198
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AR denarius - struck 164 AD32 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS (laureate head right)
rev: P M TRP XVIII IMP II COS III (Emperor standing right with spear, leaning on shield)
ref: RIC III 91, C.468
mint: Rome
3.37gms, 18mm,

Aurelius received the title Armeniacus in the early 164 AD
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AR denarius - struck 167-168 AD30 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III (Equitas standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC III 178, C.892
mint: Rome
3.02gms, 18mm,

Aurelius received the title Parthicus Maximus in Febr 166 AD
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS Æ quadrans 58 viewsobv: diademed and draped female head right
rev: METAL AURELIANIS (three-line legend in wreath)
ref: RIC III 1255, Cohen 1515(Hadrian!!)
2.21gms, 16mm, mines coin
Very rare

The mines coins served as a substitute for the small copper Senate coins of which there were not sufficient quantities in circulation in the period between the years 98-180 AD in the province Illyricum and Noricum. The mining coins served also in the trade between miners and the inhabitants of localities where the respective mines were located.
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161b61 viewsLucius Verus 161-9 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG"
Draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "COS II SC"
Aurelius and Verus seated left on a rostrum, attendant standing left below
Rome mint
RIC 1299 (plate XIII, no. 255 same dies), BMC 1071a, C 64
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162 Lucius Verus40 viewsLucius Verus, Ancient Counterfeit with Faustina II Reverse

Silver denarius, for reverse cf. RIC III Faustina II A506a, Fair, illegal mint, weight 1.553g, maximum diameter 17.3mm, die axis 0o,obverse L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right; reverse LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia standing left, diadem in right, scepter in right

"Interesting hybrid of a Marcus Aurelius obverse with a Faustina II reverse (RIC A506a.)" ex Forvm
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166-177 AD - COMMODUS Caesar AE As - struck 175-176 AD49 viewsobv: COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM (draped bust right)
rev: SPES PVBLICA (Spes walking left holding flower & raising hem of skirt), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1544 (M.Aurelius), C.710
mint: Rome
8.92gms, 25mm
Scarce

Commodus is known to have been at Carnuntum, Marcus Aurelius’s headquarters during the Marcomannic Wars, in 172. It was presumably there that, on 15 October 172, he was given the victory title Germanicus in the presence of the army. The title suggests that Commodus was present at his father’s victory over the Marcomanni. Even the title of Sarmaticus he was given in 175.
During the preparations for the campaign against Cassius in Syria, the prince assumed his toga virilis on the Danubian front on July 7, 175, thus formally entering adulthood.
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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 12320 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. December 164 - August 165 AD. (2.96g: 17.84mm) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, Bare head right. Rev: P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Mars standing right, holding spear and shield on ground.
RIC 123; RSC 472.

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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 16348 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 166-169 AD. (3.23 g, 19.07 mm) Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, Laureate head right. Rev: TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, Victory, naked to waist, standing front, head right, holding a palm and placing on a palm-tree a shield inscribed VIC/PAR.
RIC 163; RSC 878; BMC 406
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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 22211 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 169-170 AD (3.44g; 18.87mm) Obv:M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, Laureate head right Rev: SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left, holding sceptre and feeding serpent arising from altar
RIC 222; RSC 546

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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 27526 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 172-173 AD. (3.61g, 18.90mm) Obv: Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXVII, Laureate, cuirassed bust right. Rev: IMP VI COS III, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear.
RIC 275v; C 283

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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 5160 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. December 161-December 162 AD. (17mm, 3,38g) Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopia.
RIC 51; RSC 518

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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 6237 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 162 Dec.-164 AD. (2.97 g, 18.36 mm) Obv: M. ANTONINVS AVG IMP II, Bare head right. Rev: CONCORD AVG TR P XVII around, COS III in exergue.
RIC 62; BMC 216; RSC 42
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177 AD., Commodus, sestertius, DE SARMATIS, mint of Rome, RIC 1576 (Marcus Aurelius)103 viewsCommodus, sestertius, DE SARMATIS, mint of Rome, 177 AD.
Obv.: [I]MP L AVREL COMMODVS - AVG GERM S[ARM] , laureate head of the young Commodus right.
Rev.: TR P II [CO]S P [P] / S - C / DE SARMATIS , pile of arms.
RIC 1576 (M. Aurelius) ; C 95

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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE dupondius - struck 178 AD29 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP III (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS PP / S.C. (Libertas standing left holding pileus & scepter)
ref: RIC III 1591 (M.Aurelius), C.332
9.77gms, 24mm
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD71 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP IIII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP III COS II PP / S.C. (Victory advancing left bearing wreath & palm)
ref: RIC III 1614(M.Aurelius), C.237
12.18gms, 25mm

History: In 177, the Quadi rebelled, followed soon by their neighbours, the Marcomanni and Marcus Aurelius once again headed north, to begin his second Germanic campaign (secunda expeditio germanica). He arrived at Carnuntum in August 178, and set out to quell the rebellion in a repeat of his first campaign, moving first against the Marcomanni.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 178 AD32 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP III (laureate head right)
rev: LIBERTAS AVG IMPII COS PP / S.C. (Libertas standing left, holding pileus and rod)
ref: RIC III 1588 (M.Aurelius), C.331
18.04gms, 30mm
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 186 AD71 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANT P - FELIX AVG BRIT (laureate head right)
rev: P M TR P XI - IMP [VII] - COS V P P (Commodus standing left on platform, raising hand and holding scepter, facing four soldiers to left), S C across fields, FID EXERCIT in ex.
ref: RIC III 468b, Cohen 136 (20frcs)
23.63gms, 30mm
Very rare
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Historical background: Under Commodus reign Sextus Tigidius Perennis was the Pretorian Prefect who exercised the chief responsibilities of government in the Roman Empire. In 185 Perennis was implicated in a plot to overthrow the emperor by his political rival Marcus Aurelius Cleander, and Commodus gave them permission to execute him as well as his wife and sons. After this Commodus received the title of FELIX. This coin shows when the emperor proclaimed the executions to soldiers, and the FIDES EXERCITUS means the aggreement between the emperor and the legions.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 179 AD40 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: TR P IIII IMP III COS II PP (Victory seated left with patera & palm)
ref: RIC III 666 [M.Aurelius] (Var.), C. 775
3.31gms,17mm
Rare

History: December 177 AD Commodus was raised to the rank of Augustus as colleague with Aurelius. Spring 179 AD victory of Tarrutenius Paternus – the Pretorian Prefect - at the Danube in the Expeditio Germanica Secunda. This coin struck in spring of 179 AD and as describe in RIC666 the bust is bare head, but here laureated – not in RIC.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 180 AD27 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS (bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (eagle standing left on bar with wreath in beak)
ref: RIC 267 [Commodus] (S), RSC 80 (3frcs), BMC 14
2.21gms, 18mm
Rare
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17a Faustina Junior RIC 49612 viewsFaustina Junior. Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D. AR Denarius. Struck under Antoninus Pius. Wife of Marcus Aurelius (2.77g; 17.41mm) Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopia.
RIC 496; RSC 21
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19 ANONYMOUS. Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, Quadrans Circa 81-161 AD Mars38 viewsReference.
RIC 19 (pag. 218); Cohen 26; Weigel 10

Obv.
Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right

Rev. S-C
Cuirass.

2.41 gr
18 mm
12h

Note from CNG.
Under Trajan and Hadrian several series of bronze quadrantes were struck in the names of the imperial mines in Noricum, Dalmatia, Pannonia and Moesia (Dardania). These operations supplied metal for the mint at Rome, and perhaps were the sites of workshops to produce coinage for local circulation or as donatives. Some scholars believe these pieces were struck at Rome itself, and served some unidentified function, much as the contemporary "nome" coinage struck at Alexandria in Egypt. Whatever the circumstances, these pieces saw limited use, and, except for one rare type struck by Marcus Aurelius, were not issued at any other period.
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193 AD Clodius Albinus Caesar, Sestertius RIC 50111 viewsClodius Albinus Caesar, Sestertius, Rome mint 193 AD
Obv.: D [C]LODIVS AL - BINVS CAES , Head, bare, r.
Rev.: PROVID - AVG COS / S - C , Providentia standing l., holding wand over globe and sceptre.
RIC IV, part I, p. 51, no. 50 ; C 59

Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus was born in Hadrumetum (modern Sousse in Tunisia) and came from a prominent senatorial family. He held high office under Marcus Aurelius and continued under Commodus, becoming consul in 187 and governor of Britain in 191. After the murder of Pertinax and the purchase of the Empire by Didius Julianus, Albinus, joined by his rivals Pescennius Niger and Septimius Severus, made preparations to march on Rome. Severus got there first and, in order to free himself for battle in the East, had Albinus proclaimed Caesar and made him his heir. Needless to say, after his defeat of Niger, Severus turned on Albinus and had him declared a public enemy in 195. Albinus was hailed emperor in Lugdunum in either late 195 or early 196, and spent the next year raising troops: Severus moved into Gaul with his army in 196 and in a huge battle outside Lugdunum on 19 February, defeated Albinus who then committed suicide.

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195 AD - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS sestertius31 viewsobv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII (laureate head right)
rev: DIVI M PII F PM TRP III COS II PP (Septimius Severus standing left on left, holding Victory and spear, being crowned by Roma to right, holding parazonium), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC IVi 702 (R), C.128 (15frcs)
mint: Rome
20.11gms, 28mm
Rare

This coin is commemorated that Septimius Severus adopted himself into the family of Marcus Aurelius. The reverse legend DIVI Marci PII Filius shows the false assumption of an illustrious genealogy, Severus rendered himself particularly acceptable to the soldiers and to the uneducated classes of people. It was also from this circumstance that he acquired the power of conferring upon his son Bassianus (Caracalla) the name of Antoninus.
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Sestertius
Laureate head, right, HADRIANVUS AVG COS III PP
Fortuna standing left with rudder on globe and cornucopia, FORTVNA AVG

RIC 759

According to the Historia Augusta, "Bereft of his father at the age of ten, he became the ward of Ulpius Trajanus, his cousin, then of praetorian rank, but afterwards emperor, and of Caelius Attianus, a knight. He then grew rather deeply devoted to Greek studies, to which his natural tastes inclined so much that some called him 'Greekling. . . .' In the 105-106 second Dacian war, Trajan appointed him to the command of the First Legion, the Minervia, and took him with him to the war; and in this campaign his many remarkable deeds won great renown. . . . On taking possession of the imperial power
Hadrian at once resumed the policy of the early emperors and devoted his attention to maintaining peace throughout the world. . . . [I]n this letter to the Senate he apologized because he had not left it the right to decide regarding his accession, explaining that the unseemly haste of the troops in acclaiming him emperor was due to the belief that the state could not be without an emperor. . . . He was, in the same person, austere and genial, dignified and playful, dilatory and quick to act, niggardly and generous, deceitful and straightforward, cruel and merciful, and always in all things changeable. . . . Hadrian's memory was vast and his ability was unlimited ; for instance, he personally dictated his speeches and gave opinions on all questions. He was also very witty. . . ."

After this Hadrian departed for Baiae, leaving Antoninus at Rome to carry on the government. But he received no benefit there, and he thereupon
sent for Antoninus, and in his presence he died there at Baiae on the sixth day before the Ides of July.

According to Eutropius: After the death of Trajan, AELIUS HADRIAN was made emperor, not from any wish to that effect having been expressed by Trajan himself, but through the influence of Plotina, Trajan's wife; for Trajan in his life-time had refused to adopt him, though he was the son of his cousin. He also was born at Italica in Spain. Envying Trajan's glory, he immediately gave up three of the provinces which Trajan had added to the empire, withdrawing the armies from Assyria, Mesopotamia, and Armenia, and deciding that the Euphrates should be the boundary of the empire. When he was proceeding, to act similarly with regard to Dacia, his friends dissuaded him, lest many Roman citizens should be left in the hands of the barbarians, because Trajan, after he had subdued Dacia, had transplanted thither an infinite number of men from the whole Roman world, to people the country and the cities; as the land had been exhausted of inhabitants in the long war maintained by Decebalus.

He enjoyed peace, however, through the whole course of his reign; the only war that he had, he committed to the conduct of a governor of a province. He went about through the Roman empire, and founded many edifices. He spoke with great eloquence in the Latin language, and was very learned in the Greek. He had no great reputation for clemency, but was very attentive to the state of the treasury and the discipline of the soldiers. He died in Campania, more than sixty years old, in the twenty-first year, tenth month, and twenty-ninth day of his reign. The senate was unwilling to allow him divine honours; but his successor Titus Aurelius Fulvius Antonius, earnestly insisting on it, carried his point, though all the senators were openly opposed to him.
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As

Laureate head, right, ANTONINUS AVG PIVS PP TR P XI
Wreath, PRIMI DECENALIS COS IIII SC

RIC 171

According to the Historia Augusta: Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Antoninus Pius. . . was born at an estate at Lanuvium on the thirteenth day before the Kalends of October in the twelfth consulship of Domitiaiiand first of Cornelius Dolabella. . . . In personal appearance he was strikingly hand-
some, in natural talent brilliant, in temperament kindly; he was aristocratic in countenance and calm in nature, a singularly gifted speaker and an elegant scholar, conspicuously thrifty, a conscientious land-holder, gentle, generous, and mindful of others' rights. He possessed all these qualities, moreover, in the proper mean and without ostentation, and, in fine, was praiseworthy in every way and, in the minds of all good men. . . . He was given the name of Pius by the senate, either because, when his father-in-law was old and weak, he lent him a supporting hand in his attendance at the senate. . . or because he spared those men whom Hadrian in his ill-health had condemned to death, or because after Hadrian's death he
had unbounded and extraordinary honours decreed for him in spite of opposition from all, or because, when Hadrian wished to make away with himself, by great care and watchfulness he prevented him from so doing, or because he was in fact very kindly by nature and did no harsh deed in his own time. . . .

The manner of his adoption, they say, was some what thus : After the death of Aelius Verus, whom Hadrian had adopted and named Caesar, a day was set for the meeting of the senate, and to this Arrius Antoninus came, supporting the steps of his father-in-law. For this act, it is said, Hadrian adopted him. But this could not have been the only reason for the adoption, nor ought it to have been, especially since Antoninus had always done well in his administration of public office. . . .

After his accession to the throne he removed none of the men whom Hadrian had appointed to office, and, indeed, was so steadfast and loyal that he retained good men in the government of provinces for terms of seven and even nine years. He waged a number of wars, but all of them through his legates. . . . With such care did he govern all peoples under him that he looked after all things and all men as if they were his own. As a result, the provinces all prospered in his reign, informers were abolished, and the confiscation of goods was less frequent than ever before. . . .

He died in the seventieth year of his age, but his loss was felt as though he had been but a youth. . . . On the second day, as he saw that his condition was becoming worse, in the presence of his prefects he committed the state and his daughter to Marcus Antoninus. . . .
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Sestertius

Laureate head, right, IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG PM
Salus stg, SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII COS III SC

RIC 843

The Historia Augusta relates: He was reared under the eye of Hadrian, who called him Verissimus. . . . And so he was adopted in his eighteenth year, and at the instance of Hadrian exception was made for his age and he was appointed quaestor for the year of the second consulship of Antoninus [Pius], now his father. . . . After Hadrian's death, Pius immediately got his wife to ask Marcus if he would break off his betrothal to the daughter of Lucius Commodus and marry their own daughter Faustina (whom Hadrian had wanted to marry Commodus' son, even though he was badly matched in age). After thinking the matter over, Marcus replied he was willing. And when this was done, Pius designated him as his colleague in the consulship, though he was still only quaestor, gave him the title of Caesar. . . .

When Antoninus Pius saw that the end of his life was drawing near, having summoned his friends and prefects, he commended Marcus to them all and formally named him as his successor in the empire. . . . Being forced by the senate to assume the government of the state after the death of the Deified Pius, Marcus made his brother his colleague in the empire, giving him the name Lucius Aurelius Verus Commodus and bestowing on him the titles Caesar and Augustus.

Eutropius summarizes: They carried on a war against the Parthians, who then rebelled for the first time since their subjugation by Trajan. Verus Antoninus went out to conduct that war, and, remaining at Antioch and about Armenia, effected many important achievements by the agency of his generals; he took Seleucia, the most eminent city of Assyria, with forty thousand prisoners; he brought off materials for a triumph over the Parthians, and celebrated it in conjunction with his brother, who was also his father-in-law. He died in Venetia. . . . After him MARCUS ANTONINUS held the government alone, a man whom any one may more easily admire than sufficiently commend. He was, from his earliest years, of a most tranquil disposition; so that even in his infancy he changed countenance neither for joy nor for sorrow. He was devoted to the Stoic philosophy, and was himself a philosopher, not only in his way of life, but in learning. . . .

Under his rule affairs were successfully conducted against the Germans. He himself carried on one war with the Marcomanni, but this was greater than any in the memory of man,so that it is compared to the Punic wars. . . . Having persevered, therefore, with the greatest labour and patience, for three whole years at Carnuntum,14 he brought the Marcomannic war to an end; a war which the Quadi, Vandals, Sarmatians, Suevi, and all the barbarians in that quarter, had joined with the Marcomanni in raising; he killed several thousand men, and, having delivered the Pannonians from slavery, triumphed a second time at Rome with his son Commodus Antoninus, whom he had previously made Caesar. . . . Having, then, rendered the state happy, both by his excellent management and gentleness of disposition, he died in the eighteenth year of his reign and the sixty-first of his life, and was enrolled among the gods, all unanimously voting that such honour should be paid him.
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1bk Faustina Junior147 viewsWife of Marcus Aurelius. 131-176

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Draped bust, left, FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL
Juno seated left holding the three graces and scepter, peacock at feet, IVNO SC

The daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Aurelius, and mother of Commodus, Faustina had a box seat to witness the end of the Golden Age. She bore Aurelius at least 13 children and accompanied him on his military campaigns, yet years later had her reputation impuned for alleged adultery.

The reverse is RIC 1400, for which only right-facing busts are listed.

From Curtis Clay: "This is a rev. type that used to be very rare, even with bust right, but quite a few specimens have emerged from Bulgaria since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

I had a specimen with bust left myself, acquired from Baldwin's c. 1970, which is now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

A VF specimen with bust left, from the same dies as yours, was in CNG E54, 4 Dec. 2002, 145 = CNG 57, 4 April 2001, 1292.

Still an interesting and scarce reverse type, and rare with bust left, a variety that is hard to find on any Roman coin of Faustina II !" Thank you, Curtis!
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1bl Lucius Verus113 views161-169

As
166-167

Laureate head, right, L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
3 trophies, TR P VII IMP III[I] COS III

RIC 1464

Son of Aelius Caesar and adopted son of Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius elevated his adoptive brother to co-ruler in 161. The Parthians launched an attack against Roman Syria that it had planned before the death of Pius, and Marcus, with the agreement of the Senate, dispatched Lucius to deal with the crisis. According to the Historia Augusta, "Verus, of course, after he arrived in Syria, lived in luxury at Antioch and Daphne, although he was acclaimed imperator while waging the Parthian war through legates." This coin's reverse honors his military victory over the Parthians in 165.

The Historia Augusta describes Verus: He was physically handsome with a genial face. His beard was allowed to grow almost in Barbarian style. He was a tall man, his forehead projected somewhat above his eyebrows, so that he commanded respect. . . In speech almost halting, he was very keen on gambling, and his way of life was always extravagant.
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1bm Lucilla167 viewsWife of Lucius Verus, executed 182 AD

Sestertius
Draped bust, right, LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Venus standing facing left holding apple, drawing out robe, VENUS

RIC 1767

Daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, she married Lucius Verus in 164.

According to Herodian: For the present, however, the memory of his father and his respect for his advisers held Commodus in check. But then a disastrous stroke of ill fortune completely altered his previously mild, moderate disposition. It happened this way. The oldest of the emperor's sisters was Lucilla. She had formerly been married to Lucius Verus Caesar. . . . But after Lucius died, Lucilla, who retained all the privileges of her imperial position, was married by her father to Pompeianus.

Commodus, too, allowed his sister to retain the imperial honors; she continued to occupy the imperial seat at the theaters, and the sacred fire was carried before her. But when Commodus married Crispina, custom demanded that the front seat at the theater be assigned to the empress. Lucilla found this difficult to endure, and felt that any honor paid to the empress was an insult to her; but since she was well aware that her husband Pompeianus was devoted to Commodus, she told him nothing about her plans to seize control of the empire. Instead, she tested the sentiments of a wealthy young nobleman, Quadratus, with whom she was rumored to be sleeping in secret. Complaining constantly about this matter of imperial precedence, she soon persuaded the young man to set in motion a plot which brought destruction upon himself and the entire senate.

Quadratus, in selecting confederates among the prominent senators, prevailed upon Quintianus, a bold and reckless young senator, to conceal a dagger beneath his robe and, watching for a suitable time and place, to stab Commodus; as for the rest, he assured Quintianus that he would set matters straight by bribes.

But the assassin, standing in the entrance to the amphitheater (it was dark there and he hoped to escape detection), drew his dagger and shouted at Commodus that he had been sent by the Senate to kill him. Quintianus wasted time making his little speech and waving his dagger; as a result, he was seized by the emperor's bodyguards before he could strike, and died for his stupidity in revealing the plot prematurely.

This was the initial reason for the young emperor's hatred of the Senate. He took Quintianus' words to heart and, ever mindful of what his attacker had said, now considered the entire Senate his collective enemy.

This incident also gave Perennis sufficient excuse for taking action, for he was always advising the emperor to eliminate and destroy the prominent men. By confiscating their property, Perennis easily made himself the richest man of his time. After the attempt at assassination had been thoroughly investigated by the prefect, Commodus without mercy put to death his sister, all those actually involved in the plot, and any who were under the slightest suspicion as well.
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1bu Caracalla31 views198-217

Denarius

Laureate head, right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Mars, MARTI PROPVGNATORI

RIC 223

The Historia Augusta, in the life of Severus, records: As he was advancing against Albinus, moreover, and had reached Viminacium 4 on his march, he gave his elder son Bassianus the name Aurelius Antoninus 5 and the title of Caesar, in order to destroy whatever hopes of succeeding to the throne his brother Geta had conceived. His reason for giving his son the name Antoninus was that he had dreamed that an Antoninus would succeed him. It was because of this dream, some believe, that Geta also was called Antoninus, in order that he too might succeed to the throne. . . . [After defeating Niger], he bestowed the. toga virilis on his younger son, Geta, and he united his elder son in marriage with Plautianus' daughter [Plautilla]. . . . Soon thereafter he appointed his sons to the consulship ; also he greatly honored his brother Geta. . . . Severus [in 198] invaded Parthia, defeated the king, and came to Ctesiphon; and about the beginning of the winter season he took the city. For this feat, likewise, the soldiers declared his son, Bassianus Antoninus, co-emperor; he had already been named Caesar and was now in his thirteenth year. And to Geta, his younger son, they gave the name Caesar. . . .

In the life of Caracalla, the history continues: He himself in his boyhood was winsome and clever, respectful to his parents and courteous to his parents' friends, beloved by the people, popular with the senate, and well able to further his own interests in winning affection. Never did he seem backward in letters or slow in deeds of kindness, never niggardly in largess or tardy in forgiving at least while under his parents. . . . All this, however, was in his boyhood. For when
he passed beyond the age of a boy, either by his father's advice or through a natural cunning, or because he thought that he must imitate Alexander of Macedonia,he became more reserved and stern and even somewhat savage in expression. . . .

After his father's death he went to the Praetorian Camp and complained there to the soldiers that his brother was forming a conspiracy against him. And so he had his brother slain in the Palace. . . . After this he committed many further murders in the city, causing many persons far and wide to be seized by soldier sand killed, as though he were punishing a rebellion. . . . After doing all this he set out for Gaul and immediately upon his arrival there killed the proconsul of Narbonensis. . . . Then he made ready for a journey to the Orient, but interrupted his march and stopped in Dacia. . . . Then he journeyed through Thrace accompanied by the prefect of the guard. . . . After this, turning to the war with the Armenians and Parthians, he appointed as military commander a man whose character resembled his own. . . . Then he betook himself to Alexandria. . . . [H]e issued an order to his soldiers to slay their hosts and thus caused great slaughter at Alexandria. . . . Next he advanced through the lands of the Cadusii and the Babylonians and waged a guerilla-warfare with the Parthian satraps, in which wild beasts were even let loose against the enemy. He then sent a letter to the senate as though he had won a real victory and thereupon was given the name Parthicus. . . .

After this he wintered at Edessa with the intention of renewing the war against the Parthians. During this time, on the eighth day before the Ides of April, the feast of the Megalensia and his own birthday, while on a journey to Carrhae to do honor to the god Lunus, he stepped aside to satisfy the needs of nature and was thereupon assassinated by the treachery of Macrinus the prefect of the guard, who after his death seized the imperial power.
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2009-Austria - Carnuntum23 viewsEmperor Marcus Aurelius took advantage of Carnuntum's location in his wars against the Germanic tribes of Marcomanni and Quadi between 171 and 173 AD.
To the column at the arch planning a statue of Marcus Aurelius.
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2009-Germany - Regensburg18 viewsIn 179 the Roman fort Castra Regina ("fortress by the river Regen") was built for Legio III Italica during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Porta Praetoria was the north gate of the Roman fortress „Castra Regina“.berserker
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2009-Szentendre - roman cemetery33 viewsThe ancient Roman fort and settlement of Ulcisia Castra (also called Castra Constantia around the 4th century AD). This fort was the northern defense outpost for Aqvincvm, the capital of the roman province of Pannonia.
This fort was one of the favorite of Marcus Aurelius. In 202 AD visited Septimius Severus, 214 AD Caracalla and 375 AD Valentinian I.
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2015 Highlights56 viewsHere are a few of my favorite acquisitions from 2015. To see detailed descriptions of each coin, click on a title below. Thanks for checking out my gallery and may everyone have a happy and safe New Year!

Lucius Marcius Philippus, RSC Marcia 28
Vespasian, RIC 1558
Domitian, RIC Vesp 957
Trajan, RIC 212
Trajan, RIC 222
Hadrian, RIC 129c
Hadrian, RIC 247i
Marcus Aurelius, RIC 291
Septimius Severus, RIC 494
Caracalla, RIC 120
Elagabalus, RIC 88
Severus Alexander, RIC 178
Volusian, McAlee 1192/1193 variety

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201769 viewsTHIS YEAR'S WINNERS
CLICK ON A COIN FOR ITS DETAILS

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202-205 AD - CARACALLA AE27 of Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior 22 viewsobv:AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC
rev:VP AVP GALLOV NIKOPOLIT PROCI (eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right with wreath in its beak)
ref:Moushmov 1114v
mint:Nicopolis, 11.68g, 27mm
Legate Aurelius Gallus (c. AD202-205)
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202. Caracalla; Augusta Traiana, Thrace20 viewsAugusta Traiana, Thrace

Founded around 106 AD by the Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus (98-117 AD), Augusta Traiana, "the most flamboyant city of the Traians" was the second largest city in the Roman province of Thrace during 2nd and 3rd century AD, after Philipopolis (present-day Plovdiv). It occupied an area of 38 hectares and was fortified by strong fortress walls.

Augusta Traiana had the statute of an autonomous city of the ‘polis' type (i.e. city-state). From the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) to the Emperor Galienus (253-268 AD) it had the right to mint its own bronze coins, which were in circulation all over the Balkan Peninsula.

Caracalla

Homonoia sacrificing over burning altar and holding cornucopiae.

Moushmov 3066
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22058 Marcus Aurelius from Antonius Pius7 viewsMarcus Aurelius from Antonius Pius
Obv: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F
Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right
Rev: TR POT X COS II S C
Fortuna, draped, standing, front, head right, with right hand at side drawing out fold of skirt, and holding rudder, set on ground, in left
Mint:Rome 32.7mm 26.3g
RIC III Antoninus Pius 1329A
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22062 Marcus Aurelius/Aequitas9 viewsMarcus Aurelius/Aequitas
Dupondius
Obv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXII,
radiate head right
Rev: IMP VIIII COS III P P S-C,
Aequitas standing standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Mint:Rome 24.6mm 11.8g
RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1232
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22065 Marcus Aurelius/Salus10 viewsMarcus Aurelius/Salus
AE Sestertius (31 mm, 23.0 g), Roma, 168-169.
Obv. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII,
laureate head to right.
Rev. SALVTI AVG COS III / S - C,
Salus standing left, holding patera and scepter altar to left, from which rises serpent.
Mint: Rome 31.8mm 23g
RIC III Marcus Aurelius 964
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222-235 AD - Severus Alexander - Moushmov 3607 - Hera Reverse40 viewsEmperor: Severus Alexander (r. 222-235 AD)
Date: 222-235 AD
Condition: Fair/aFine
Size: AE23

Obverse: IMP (C?) M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Imperator Emperor Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander
Bust right; laureate and draped

Reverse: COL FL PAC DEVLT
Hera standing, holding patera and sceptre.

Mint: Deultum, Thrace
Moushmov 3607
6.37g; 23.4mm; 15°
Pep
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2426 LYDIA, Maeonia Pseudo-autonomous AE 25 under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius Zeus & Athena6 viewsReference.
RPC IV, 1311; BMC 9

Diodoros (first archon for the second time)

Obv. ΖƐVС οΛVΜΠΙοС
Draped bust of Zeus Olympios, l., wearing taenia

Rev. ƐΠΙ ΔΙοΔΩΡοV ΜΑΙοΝΩΝ
helmeted Roma seated on cuirass and shield, l., holding Nike and parazonium

7.97 gr
25 mm
6h
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282-283 AD - Numerian as Caesar - RIC V 366 - PRINCIPI IVVENTVT29 viewsCaesar: Numerian (Caes. 282-283 AD)
Date: 282-283 AD
Condition: EF
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C
Marcus Aurelius Numerian Noble Caesar
Bust right; radiate, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVT
First among the Young Men.
Numerian standing left, holding baton and scepter.
Exergue: VXXI (Ticinum mint, fifth officina)

RIC V Carus And His Family 366; VM 15
3.31g; 24.2mm; 180°
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286-305 AD, 306-308 AD - Maximianus - RIC VI Cyzicus 15b - CONCORDIA MILITVM51 viewsEmperor: Maximianus (r. 286-305, 306-308 AD)
Date: ca. 295-299 AD
Condition: VF
Denomination: Light Radiate Fraction

Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Imperator Consul Marcus Aurelius Maximianus Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; radiate and cuirassed

Reverse: CONCORDIA MI-LITVM
Unity of the Army.
Prince standing right in military dress receiving small Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, left leaning on sceptre.
"KE" in center field (Cyzicus mint, fifth officina)

RIC VI Cyzicus 15b; VM 45
2.31g; 21.6mm; 195°
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312a. Marius28 viewsMarius. AD 269. AE antoninianus.

Marcus Aurelius Marius was emperor of the Gallic Empire in 268.

According to later tradition, he was a blacksmith by trade who rose through the ranks of the Roman army to become an officer. After the death of Postumus he seized power, reportedly for two or three days, before being killed by a sword of his own manufacture.

This tradition is probably partially or entirely incorrect. Based upon the number of coins he issued, a more accurate length for his reign would be at least two or three months. Marius is listed among the Thirty Tyrants in the Historia Augusta.

Denomination : Bronze Antoninianus. Mint : Cologne.

Reference : RIC 5, part 2, page 377 #9. Sear-3155

Size : 16.9 x 18.0 mm Weight : 3.12 grams.

Grade : VF slightly off-centre.

Obverse : Radiate bust of Marius right, with IMP C M AVR MARIVS P F AVG around (the first half of the inscription is off the flan, but IVS P F AVG is clear.

Reverse : Felicitas standing left holding a caduceus and cornucopiae, with SAEC FELICITAS around.

At a glance one could confuse this coin with Postumus, as both Postumus and Marius have similar portraits and the part of the obverse inscription visible could be MVS P F AVG with the first part of the M off the flan. However, Postumus never issued this reverse type, so the coin can only be a Marius. (Description/Coin - Ex- Calgary Coins)
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313a. Tetricus II31 viewsTetricus II was the son of Tetricus I and had exactly the same name as his father: C. Pius Esuvius Tetricus. His date of birth as well as the name of his mother are unknown. In 273 AD Tetricus II was elevated by his father to the rank of Caesar and given the title of princeps iuventutis. On 1 January 274 AD he entered in Augusta Treverorum (Trier) upon his first consulship, which he shared with his father.

After the defeat in autumn of 274 AD near Châlons-sur-Marne and subsequent surrender of his father Tetricus I to the emperor Aurelian, Tetricus II was put on display in Rome together with his father during Aurelian's triumph, but then pardoned. All literary sources agree on the fact that his life was spared; according to Aurelius Victor and the Scriptores Historiae Augustae, he even retained his senatorial rank and occupied later on many senatorial offices

Tet II obverse muled with his father's COMES AVG reverse.
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314. Claudius II37 viewsMarcus Aurelius Claudius Gothicus (May 10, 213/214 - January, 270), more often referred to as Claudius II, ruled the Roman Empire for less than two years (268 - 270), but during that brief time, he was so successful and beloved by the people of Rome that he attained divine status.

His origin is uncertain. Claudius was either from Syrmia (Sirmium; in Pannonia Inferior) or from Dardania (in Moesia Superior). Claudius was the commander of the Roman army that defeated decisively the Goths at the battle of Naissus, in September 268; in the same month, he attained the throne, amid charges, never proven, that he murdered his predecessor Gallienus. However, he soon proved to be less than bloodthirsty, as he asked the Roman Senate to spare the lives of Gallienus' family and supporters. He was less magnanimous toward Rome's enemies, however, and it was to this that he owed his popularity.

Claudius, like Maximinus Thrax before him, was of barbarian birth. After an interlude of failed aristocratic Roman emperors since Maximinus's death, Claudius was the first in a series of tough soldier-emperors who would eventually restore the Empire from the Crisis of the third century.

At the time of his accession, the Roman Empire was in serious danger from several incursions, both within and outside its borders. The most pressing of these was an invasion of Illyricum and Pannonia by the Goths. Not long after being named emperor (or just prior to Gallienus' death, depending on the source), he won his greatest victory, and one of the greatest in the history of Roman arms.

At the Battle of Naissus, Claudius and his legions routed a huge Gothic army. Together with his cavalry commander, the future Emperor Aurelian, the Romans took thousands of prisoners, destroyed the Gothic cavalry as a force and stormed their chariot laager (a circular alignment of battle-wagons long favored by the Goths). The victory earned Claudius his surname of "Gothicus" (conqueror of the Goths), and that is how he is known to this day. More importantly, the Goths were soon driven back across the Danube River, and a century passed before they again posed a serious threat to the empire.

While this was going on, the Germanic tribe known as the Alamanni had crossed the Alps and attacked the empire. Claudius responded quickly and swiftly, routing the Alamanni at the Battle of Lake Benacus in the late fall of 268, a few months after the battle of Naissus. He then turned on the "Gallic Empire", ruled by a pretender for the past 15 years and encompassing Britain, Gaul and Spain. He won several victories and soon regained control of Spain and the Rhone river valley of Gaul. This set the stage for the ultimate destruction of the Gallic Empire under Aurelian.

However, Claudius did not live long enough to fulfill his goal of reuniting all the lost territories of the empire. Late in 269 he was preparing to go to war against the Vandals, who were raiding in Pannonia. However, he fell victim to an epidemic of plague and died early in January of 270. Before his death, he is thought to have named Aurelian as his successor, although Claudius' brother Quintillus briefly seized power.

The Senate immediately deified Claudius as "Divus Claudius Gothicus", making him one of the few Roman emperors of the period to be so honored.

Historia Augusta reports Claudius and Quintillus having another brother named Crispus and through him a niece. Said niece Claudia reportedly married Eutropius and was mother to Constantius Chlorus. Historians however suspect this account to be a genealogical fabrication by Constantine the Great.

Claudius II Gothicus AE Antoninianus. Cyzicus mint. IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FORTUNA REDUX, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae. RIC 234, Cohen 88.
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315. Quintillus111 viewsQuintillus, August or September - October or November 270 A.D.

Marcus Aurelius Claudius Quintillus (d. 270) was brother of the Roman Emperor Claudius II, and became the Emperor himself in 270.

Historia Augusta reports that he became Emperor in a coup d'état. Eutropius reports Quintillus to have been elected by soldiers of the Roman army immediately following the death of his brother. The choice was reportedly approved by the Roman Senate. Joannes Zonaras however reports him elected by the Senate itself.

Records however agree that the legions which had followed Claudius in campaigning along the Danube were either unaware or disapproving of Quintillus' elevation. They instead elevated their current leader Aurelian to the rank of Augustus. Historia Augusta reports Aurelian to have been chosen by Claudius himself as a successor, apparently in a deathbed decision.

The few records of Quintillus' reign are contradictory. They disagree on the length of his reign, variously reported to have lasted as few as 17 days and as many as 177 days (about six months). Records also disagree on the cause of his death. Historia Augusta reports him murdered by his own soldiers in reaction to his strict military discipline. Jerome reports him killed, persumably in conflict with Aurelian. John of Antioch and Joannes Zonaras reported Quintillus to have committed suicide by opening his veins and bleeding himself to death. John reports the suicide to have been assisted by a physician. Claudius Salmasius pointed that Dexippus recorded the death without stating causes. All records however agree in placing the death at Aquileia.

Quintillus was reportedly survived by his two sons.

Historia Augusta reports Claudius and Quintillus having another brother named Crispus and through him a niece, Claudia. who reportedly married Eutropius and was mother to Constantius Chlorus. Historians however suspect this account to be a genealogical fabrication to flatter Constantine the Great.

Surviving Roman records considered Quintillus a moderate and capable Emperor. He was seen as a champion of the Senate and thus compared to previous Emperors Servius Sulpicius Galba and Publius Helvius Pertinax. All three were highly regarded by Senatorial sources despite their failure to survive a full year of reign.

Bronze antoninianus, RIC 58, C-47, S 3246, EF, 3.37g, 19.9mm, 180o, Mediolanum mint, obverse IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right; reverse MARTI PACI, Mars holding olive branch and spear, P in ex; found in England; Ex Forum
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316b. Vabalathus20 viewsLucius Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus was the son of the Palmyran king Odenathus and his wife Zenobia. Through the scheming of his gifted mother, Vabalathus was given the titles his father held, but which had been refused him by Gallienus. The abbreviated titles of Vabalathus found on his coinage most likely were, Vir Clarissimus Romanorum (or Rex) Imperator Dux Romanorum. In 271 A.D., Vabalathus was declared Augustus but Aurelian defeated his forces. Vabalathus and Zenobia were taken to Rome where they lived in great comfort.

Vabalathus & Aurelian Antoninianus. Antioch Mint, VABALATHVS VCIMDR, laureate draped bust right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right, E below.
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319. Probus27 viewsMarcus Aurelius Probus (c. 232–September/October, 282), Roman Emperor (276–282), was a native of Sirmium in Pannonia.

Siscia 651
Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
CONCORD MILIT
Concordia greeting Probus
V//XXI
RIC 651

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320. Carus122 viewsMarcus Aurelius Carus (c. 230 - late July/early August, 283), Roman emperor (282-283), was born probably at Narbona (more correctly, Narona -- now the ruins at Vid, Croatia) in Illyria, but was educated at Rome. He was a senator, and had filled various civil and military posts before he was appointed prefect of the Praetorian Guard by the emperor Probus. After the murder of Probus at Sirmium, Carus was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers.

Although Carus severely avenged the death of Probus, he was himself suspected of having been an accessory to the deed. He does not seem to have returned to Rome after his accession, but contented himself with an announcement of the fact to the Senate.

Bestowing the title of Caesar upon his sons Carinus and Numerian, he left Carinus in charge of the western portion of the empire, and took Numerian with him on the expedition against the Persians which had been contemplated by Probus. Having defeated the Quadi and Sarmatians on the Danube, Carus proceeded through Thrace and Asia Minor, conquered Mesopotamia, pressed on to Seleucia and Ctesiphon, and carried his arms beyond the Tigris.

His hopes of further conquest were cut short by his death. One day, after a violent storm, it was announced that he was dead. His death was variously attributed to disease, the effects of lightning, or a wound received in a campaign against the Huns. However it seems more probable that he was murdered by the soldiers, who were averse to further campaigns against Persia, at the instigation of Arrius Aper, prefect of the Praetorian Guard.

VF/VF Carus AE Antoninianus / Virtus
Attribution: VM 16
Date: 282-283 AD
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate bust r.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGGG, Carus receiving globe from Jupiter
Size: 20.32 mm
Weight: 2.7 grams
Description: An attractive Carus ant
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321. Carinus31 viewsMarcus Aurelius Carinus, Roman emperor, 283 - July, 285, was the elder son of the emperor Carus, on whose accession he was appointed governor of the western portion of the empire. He fought with success against the German tribes, but soon left the defence of the Upper Rhine to his legates and returned to Rome, where he abandoned himself to all kinds of debauchery and excess. He also celebrated the ludi Romani on a scale of unexampled magnificence.

After the death of Carus, the army in the East demanded to be led back to Europe, and Numerianus, the younger son of Carus, was forced to comply. During a halt at Chalcedon, Numerianus was murdered, and Diocletian, commander of the body-guards, was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers. Carinus at once left Rome and set out for the East to meet Diocletian. On his way through Pannonia he put down the usurper Marcus Aurelius Julianus, and encountered the army of Diocletian in Moesia. Carinus was successful in several engagements, and at the battle on the Margus (Morava), according to one account, the valour of his troops had gained the day, when he was assassinated by a tribune whose wife he had seduced. In another account, the battle is represented as having resulted in a complete victory for Diocletian.

Carinus has the reputation of having been one of the worst of the emperors.

Carinus. 283-285 AD. ? Antoninianus. Antioch mint. IMP C M AVR CARINVS NOB C,radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVGGG Carinus standing right, holding sceptre and receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding long sceptre; B/XXI. RIC 208F.
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321b. Nigrinian29 viewsMarcus Aurelius Nigrinianus, known in English as Nigrinian (d. 284/285), was probably the son of Roman Emperor Carinus and an heir to the throne. Not much is known about him. It is assumed that Carinus' wife Magnia Urbica was his mother, but it has been proposed that he was actually the son of Aurelia Paulina, Carinus' sister and thus the Emperor's nephew. Nigrinian died in infancy in late 284 or early 285. After his death he was given divine status

Divus Nigrinian. Died circa AD 284. Antoninianus (21mm, 2.11 g, 12h). Rome mint, uncertain officina. 5th emission of Carinus, November AD 284. Radiate head right / Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread; KA[?]. RIC V 472; Pink VI/2, p. 39. Fair, rough surfaces.
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322. Numerian30 viewsMarcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus was the younger son of the later emperor Carus, born in about AD 253.
Numerian and his elder brother Carinus were raised to the rank of Caesar in AD 282, soon after their father became emperor.

In AD 282 Numerian accompanied his father to the Danube to defeat the Sarmatians and the Quadi.
Then in December AD 282 or January AD 283 Carus took Numerian with him on his expedition against the Persians to re-conquer Mesopotamia. Meanwhile Carinus stayed in Rome to rule the west.

When Carus died, Numerian succeeded him, thereby becoming joint emperor with his brother Carinus who had been granted the rank of Augustus shortly before Carus' death.

At first, immediately after his father's death, Numerian sought to continue the Persian campaign.
Apparently this was much favoured by Arrius Aper, the prefect of the praetorians and suspect in Carus' death. Conditions for war were favourable. The Persian side was still thought to be weak. But Numerian's initial efforts were not followed by success.
Numerian was to all effect appeared more of an intellectual than a man of war. He wrote poetry, some of which won him critical acclaim in his day.
This lack of ruthless military talent might well have been the reason why Carinus alone had been promoted Augustus, while Numerian remained Caeasar (junior emperor).
And so, after these initial setbacks, Numerian decided it unwise to continue the war.
He sought instead to return back to Rome and the army was not displeased to pull back into Syria were it spent the winter of AD 283.
Thereafter the army set out on its march back west through Asia Minor (Turkey).
Numerian fell ill near Nicomedia, suffering from an eye disease, which he might have caught while still on campaign in Mesopotamia with his father. The illness was explained with severe exhaustion (Today it is believed this was a serious eye infection. This left him partly blind and he had to be carried in a litter.

Somewhere at this time it is believed Arrius Aper, Numerian's own father in-law, had him killed. It;s widely believed that Aper hoped that it would be assumed that Numerian had simply succumbed to his illness and that he, the praetorian prefect, would succeed to the throne in his place.
But why he should have kept up the charade that Numerian was still alive remains a mystery. Perhaps he was waiting for he right moment.
For several days the death went unnoticed, the litter being carried along as usual. Soldiers inquired about their emperor's health and were reassured by Aper, that all was well and that Numerian simply was too ill to appear in public.

Eventually though the stench of the corpse became too much. Numerian's death was revealed and the soldiers realized that Rome had lost yet another emperor (AD 284).

Had it been Aper who hoped to fill the vacancy, then it was Diocletian (still known as Diocles at the time), commander of the imperial bodyguard, who emerged the victor. It was Diocletian who was made emperor by the troops after Numerian's death. It was he who sentenced Aper to death and even executed the sentence himself. Therefore it was he who, benefited most from the deaths of Carus and Numerian. And in his role as body guard he held a key position, enabling him to prevent or enable any action against the emperor. Hence it is unlikely that Diocletian did not have anything to do with the murder of Numerian.

Numerian Antoninianus / Numerian with globe and spear

Attribution: RIC 361
Date: 282-283 AD
Obverse: M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, radiate bust r.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Numerian l. holding globe and spear
Size: 22.39 mm
Weight: 3.5 grams
Description: A nice ant of a scarcer emperor while serving as Caesar
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33 - 01 - MARCO AURELIO Cesar (139 - 161 D.C.)12 viewsComo Cesar de su Padre Antonino Pio.
AR Denario 18 mm 2.3 gr.
(Lamentablemente quebrado)

Anv: "AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII F" - Cabeza desnuda a derecha.
Rev: "COS II" - Honos/Pax entante de frente viendo a izquierda, portando una rama con mano derecha y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada: 145-147? D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #429a Pag.80 (Antoninus Pius) - BMCRE Vol.IV #594 Pag.85 - DVM #7/2 Pag.144 - St. #A155
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33 - 02 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)56 viewsAR Denario 18/19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII" - Cabeza laureada a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERAL AVG V COS III" - Liberalitas estante a izq., portando Ábaco en mano der. Y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada: 169 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #206 Pag.229 – SRCV Vol.II #4914 Pag.306 - BMCRE Vol. #492 - Cohen Vol.III #412 Pag.42/43 - RSC Vol. II #412 Pag.208 - DVM #25 Pag.144
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33 - 02 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)11 viewsAR Denario 18-19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII" - Cabeza laureada a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERAL AVG V COS III" - Liberalitas estante a izq., portando Ábaco en mano der. Y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada: 169 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #221 Pag.230 – SRCV Vol.II #4914var. Pag.306 - BMCRE IV #524 Pag.459 (Plate 63 #9) - Cohen Vol.III #413 Pag.43 - RSC Vol. II #413 Pag.208 - DVM #25 Pag.144
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33 - 04 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)9 viewsFalsificación Anciana.
AR Denario 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS" - Cabeza laureada a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORD AVG TR P XVIII", "COS III" en exergo - Emperador estante a Izquierda ?.

Acuñada: Posterior a Dic.163 D.C. donde utiliza el título de Armeniacus.
Ceca: Incierta No Oficial

Referencias:
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33 - 3 - 1 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)50 views CYRRHUS Siria Cyrrhestica

AE 24 x 20 mm 9.8 gr

Anv: ”[AY__ AYPHΛ] ΑNTΩNI[NOΣ ΣEB]” – Cabeza radiada viendo a izquierda.
Rev: ”[ΔIOΣ KATAIEBATO]Y KYPPHΣT__” – Zeus Kataibates sentado sobre piedras, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre una águila y largo cetro vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada: 161 – 180 D.C.

Referencias: NY 1944.100.65347 - Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum #20967
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33-10 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)38 viewsAE AS 27 x 22 mm 11.1 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT X COS II - S C" - Minerva/Pallas sentada a derecha, con el brazo en alto y una lanza en mano izquierda.

Acuñada 155 - 156 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III (Antonino Pio) #1331 Pag.185 - Cohen Vol.III #692 Pag.69
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33-10 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)18 viewsAE AS ó Dupondio 26 mm 11.1 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL COS II" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA - S C", Concordia estante a izquierda, portando Pátera en mano derecha extendida y descansando la izquierda sobre una Cornucopia asentada sobre un altar.

Acuñada 145 - 146 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III (Antonino Pio) #1254 Pag.176 - Cohen Vol.III #63 Pag.8 - Sear RCV II #4826 Pag.297 - BMCRE IV #1788 ss Pag.289-90 - UCR #743 Pag.748
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33-14 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)16 viewsAE AS ó Dupondio 27 mm 11.9 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT III COS II - S C", "PIETAS" en exergo - Pietas (La Piedad) estante a izquierda, acariciando la cabeza de un niño estante a su derecha y portando largo cetro vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada 148 - 149 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III (Antonino Pio) #1294 Pag.180 - Cohen Vol.III #447 Pag.46 - Sear RCV II #4835 var. - BMCRE IV Nota * Pag.306
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33-16 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)11 viewsAE AS ó dupondio 27 x 22 mm 11.1 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT X COS II - S C" - Minerva/Pallas sentada a derecha, con el brazo en alto y una lanza en mano izquierda.

Acuñada 155 - 156 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III (Antonino Pio) #1331 Pag.185 - Cohen Vol.III #692 Pag.69 - BMCRE IV Nota.++ Pag.338
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33-18 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)16 viewsAE AS ó dupondio 25 mm 9.6 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "AVRELIVS CAES - ANTON AVG P II F" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT X COS II - S C" - Pietas (La Piedad) estante a izquierda, poniendo granos de incienso en un altar/candelabro con su mano derecha y portando caja de incienso en la izquierda.

Acuñada 155 - 156 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III (Antonino Pio) #1333 Pag.185 - Cohen Vol.III #698 Pag.69
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33-20 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)41 viewsAE Dupondio 26 x 23 mm 7.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES M AV[REL] ANTONINVS AVG [P M]" - Busto radiado ligeramente vestido su hombro izquierdo viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORD AV[GVSTOR] TR P XV - S C", Marco Aurelio y Lucio Vero enfrentados se dan la mano, el primero tiene un rollo de escritos en mano izquierda, ambos vestidos con togas. COS III en exergo

Acuñada Mar./Dic. 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #799 Pag.277 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #5021 Pag.318 - BMCRE #853 - Cohen Vol.III #50 Pag.8 - MIR #30
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33-25 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)14 viewsAE AS 27 mm 11.9 gr.

Anv: "M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FIDES EXERCITVVM IMP VIII COS III P P - S C", Fides Militaris (La Fidelidad de los Militares) estante a izquierda, portando Victoriola en mano derecha levantada y Águila Legionaria en la izquierda.

Acuñada dic.178 - primavera 179 D.C. - 1ra. Emisión
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #1238 Pag.311 - Cohen Vol.III #202 Pag.22 - Sear RCV II #5062 - BMCRE IV Nota.++ Pag.677 - MIR #447
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33-30 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)12 viewsOricalco Dupondio 26 x 23 mm 7.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES M AV[REL] ANTONINVS AVG [P M]" - Busto radiado ligeramente vestido su hombro izquierdo viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORD AV[GVSTOR] TR P XV - S C", Marco Aurelio y Lucio Vero enfrentados se dan la mano, el primero tiene un rollo de escritos en mano izquierda, ambos vestidos con togas. COS III en exergo

Acuñada Mar./Dic. 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #799 Pag.277 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #5021 Pag.318 - BMCRE IV #853 Pag.520 - Cohen Vol.III #50 Pag.8 - MIR #30
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33-37 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)10 viewsAE Dupondio 25 mm 14.1 gr.

Anv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP VI COS III - S C", Victoria semi-desnuda estante a derecha, sosteniendo un escudo sobre una palmera, en el que se lee VIC / GER.

Acuñada Dic.171 - Dic. 172 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #1031 Pag.295 - BMCRE IV #1430 Pag.625 - Cohen Vol.III #273 Pag.28
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33-49 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)17 viewsANFÍPOLIS - Macedonia

AE 18 mm 5.5 gr

Anv: ”[OVHPOC KA]ICAP” – Cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN” – Artemisa estante de frente viendo a izq. portando larga antorcha en mano derecha.

Acuñada: 147 – 161 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV #4236 - BMC V #106 - BN Paris #514 - Lingren #993 var. - AMNG III #82 var. - Varbanov #3215
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33-50 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)15 views CYRRHUS Siria Cyrrhestica

AE 24 x 20 mm 9.8 gr

Anv: ”[AY__ AYPHΛ] ΑNTΩNI[NOΣ ΣEB]” – Cabeza radiada viendo a izquierda.
Rev: ”[ΔIOΣ KATAIEBATO]Y KYPPHΣT__” – Zeus Kataibates sentado sobre piedras, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre una águila y largo cetro vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada: 161 – 180 D.C.

Referencias: NY 1944.100.65347 - Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum #20967 - RPC IV #3602 - SNG Cop - (cf 46) - BMC (cf 134.11ff)
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33-52 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)16 viewsCESARIA en Capadocia
(Hoy Kayseri en Turquía)

AE 22 mm 6.4 gr

Anv: ”[AYTOK AN]-TWNEINOC CEB” – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”KAICAPEWN TΠPAPΓAIW” – Monte Argeo (Argaeus), hoy es el volcán Erciyes.

Acuñada: 161-180 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV #6860 - BMC XX #181 - BN Paris #452-3 - Sydenham #337 - S.M.Münich #49-52
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33-53 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)15 viewsFILIPOPOLIS en Tracia
(Hoy Plovdiv en Bulgaria )

AE Tetrassaria? 24 mm 8.6 gr

Anv: ”AVPHΛIOC OVHPOC KAICAP” – Busto vestido y a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”ΦIΛIΠΠO-ΠOΛEITΩN” – Bonus Eventus desnudo estante de frente, sacrificando con Pátera sobre un Altar a sus pies a su derecha .

Acuñada: 139-161 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV #11059 - Moushmov #5128 A - Mouchmov, Ph. #96a Pag.224 - Lindgren I #841
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33-54 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)10 viewsFILIPOPOLIS en Tracia
(Hoy Plovdiv en Bulgaria )

AE Assarión? 19 mm 5.0 gr

Anv: ”AV KAI M AVP ANTONEINOC” – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”ΦIΛIΠΠO-ΠOΛEITΩN” – Homonoia/Concordia estante a izquierda, portando Pátera en mano derecha y Cornucopia en izquierda.

Acuñada: 161-180 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV #7444 - BMC III #11 - Moushmov #5144
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Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) city coin

rev. M AVRELIVS CAESAR C A C
young Marcus Aurelius, bare head, Caesar
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401. Diocletian30 viewsThe Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

AE Follis. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left with chlamys, patera from which liquor flows & cornucopiae
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402. Maximianus54 viewsMarcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Herculius (c. 250 - July, 310), known in English as Maximian, was Roman Emperor (together with Diocletian) from March 1, 286 to 305.

Born to a poor family near Sirmium (city in Pannonia), Maximian made a career in the army until 285, when the new emperor Diocletian, a friend of his, made him caesar (sub-emperor) and the ruler of the western part of the empire. The next year Maximian became augustus next to Diocletian, and in 293, when Diocletian introduced the Tetrarchy, Constantius Chlorus became Maximian's caesar and married Maximian's daughter Flavia Maximiana Theodora.

During his reign, Maximianus had several military successes, against the Alemanni and Burgundians in northern Germany, against the Carpi on the Danube frontier and against Carausius, who had rebelled in Britain and declared himself emperor there. He also strengthened the frontier defenses in Africa.

On May 1, 305, Diocletian and Maximian retired together; it is clear that this was not a voluntary act of Maximian's, but that he was forced to do so by Diocletian. Galerius and Constantius Chlorus became the new emperors; Flavius Valerius Severus and Maximinus Daia became their caesars. When Constantius died the next year, Maximian's son Maxentius took the western emperorship, and named Maximian to be his augustus. Maximian resolved the conflicts around this emperorship by defeating Severus and Galerius in battle and bringing Constantius' son Constantine on his side by having Constantine marry his daughter Fausta.

However, in 308 Maximian rebelled against his own son, and marched upon Rome, but was beaten and forced to find refuge with Constantine in Gaul. In 310 he declared himself emperor for the third time, but was unable to defend himself against Constantine, who forced him to commit suicide.

For his own and his colleagues' victories, Maximian received the titles Germanicus Maximus V, Sarmaticus Maximus III, Armeniacus Maximus, Medicus Maximus, Adiabenicus Maximus, Persicus Maximus II, Carpicus Maximus, Britannicus Maximus.

Maximianus 286-305, Reform Follis - Siscia Mint
9.16g
Obv: Bust of Maximianus right "IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG"
Rev: Moneta standing left holding a scale and cornucopiae "SACRA MONET AVGG E CAESS NOSTR" "SIS" in the exergue.
RIC 134b
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403. Carausius37 viewsMarcus Aurelius Mausaeus Carausius (d. 293) was a Roman usurper in Britain and northern Gaul (286–293, Carausian Revolt).

Carausius was a man of humble origin, a Menapian from Belgic Gaul who distinguished himself during Maximian's campaign against the Bagaudae rebels in Gaul in 286. As a result, he was appointed to command the Classis Britannica, a fleet based in the English Channel, with the responsibility of eliminating Frankish and Saxon pirates who had been raiding the coast. However, he was suspected of keeping captured treasure for himself, and even of allowing the pirates to carry out raids and enrich themselves before taking action against them, and Maximian ordered his execution. In late 286 or early 287 Carausius learned of this sentence and responded by declaring himself Emperor of Britain and northern Gaul.

He could count on the alliegance of the three legions based in Britain, as well as one in northern Gaul. How he was able to win support from the army when his command had been sea-based is uncertain. The emperor briefly assumed the title Britannicus Maximus in 285, and the British towns of Wroxeter and Caistor by Norwich towns show signs of destruction around this time, so it is possible Carausius won the army's support during military action in Britain shortly before his rebellion. Alternatively, if the accusations of larceny are true, he could perhaps afford to buy their loyalty. He also appears to have appealed to native British dissatisfaction with Roman rule: he issued coins with legends such as Restitutor Britanniae (Restorer of Britain) and Genius Britanniae (Spirit of Britain).

Maximian, busy with wars on the Rhine, was unable to challenge him immediately, but in the Autumn of 288 he began massing troops and ships for an invasion. In 289 an invasion of Britain intended to dislodge him failed badly due to storms, although a naval defeat is also possible. An uneasy peace continued until 293, during which Rome prepared for a second effort to retake the province, while Carausius began to entertain visions of legitimacy and official recognition. He minted his own coins and brought their value in to line with Roman issues as well as acknowledging and honouring Maximian and then Diocletian. Coinage is the main source of information about the rogue emperor; his issues were initially crude but soon became more elaborate and were issued from mints in Londinium, Rotomagnus and a third site, possibly Colonia Claudia Victricensis. A milestone from Carlisle with his name on it suggests that the whole of Roman Britain was in Carausius' grasp.

It has been speculated (namely, by the historian Sheppard Frere) that the rebellion of Carausius endangered Diocletian's vision of a strong, centralized government based on his tetrarchy. In any case, by early 293 Constantius Chlorus had gained control of northern Gaul, including the rebel's stronghold and port of Bononia, on which Carausius was heavily dependent. Constantius built a mole across the harbour mouth to ensure it did not receive maritime aid.

Constantius also regained the allegiance of the rebellious Gallic legion and defeated the Franks of the Rhine mouth who seem to have been working in league with Carausius. Weakened by these setbacks, Carausius was assassinated, possibly at York, by his treasurer, Allectus.

aVF/aVF Carausius Antoninianus / Pax / Green Patina and Nice Style

Attribution: RIC 895
Date: 287-293 AD
Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right
Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre.
Size: 20.91 mm
Weight: 3 grams
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408. Maxentius34 viewsMarcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius, more commonly known as Maxentius, was the child of the Emperor Maximianus Herculius and the Syrian Eutropia; he was born ca. 278 A.D. After Galerius' appointment to the rank of Caesar on 1 March 293, Maxentius married Galerius' daughter Valeria Maximilla, who bore him a son named Romulus and another son whose name is unknown. Due to his haughty nature and bad disposition, Maxentius could seldom agree with his father or his father-in-law; Galerius' and Maximianus Herculius' aversion to Maxentius prevented the young man from becoming a Caesar in 305. Little else is known of Maxentius' private life prior to his accession and, alth ough there is some evidence that it was spent in idleness, he did become a Senator.

On 28 October 306 Maxentius was acclaimed emperor, although he was politcally astute enough not to use the title Augustus; like the Emperor Augustus, he called himself princeps. It was not until the summer of 307 that he started usi ng the title Augustus and started offending other claimants to the imperial throne. He was enthroned by the plebs and the Praetorians. At the time of his acclamation Maxentius was at a public villa on the Via Labicana. He strengthened his position with promises of riches for those who helped him obtain his objective. He forced his father Maximianus Herculius to affirm his son's acclamation in order to give his regime a facade of legitimacy. His realm included Italy, Africa, Sardinia, and Corsica. As soon as Galerius learned about the acclamation of Herculius' son, he dispatched the Emperor Severus to quell the rebellion. With the help of his father and Severus' own troops, Maxentius' took his enemy prisoner.

When Severus died, Galerius was determined to avenge his death. In the early summer of 307 the Augustus invaded Italy; he advanced to the south and encamped at Interamna near the Tiber. His attempt to besiege the city was abortive because his army was not large enough to encompass the city's fortifications. Negotiations between Maxentius and Galerius broke down when the emperor discovered that the usurper was trying to win over his troops. Galerius' troops were open to Maxentius' promises because they were fighting a civil war between members of the same family; some of the soldiers went over to the enemy. Not trusting his own troops, Galerius withdrew. During its retreat, Galerius' army ravaged the Italian countryside as it was returning to its original base. If it was not enough that Maxentius had to deal with the havoc created by the ineffectual invasions of Severus and Galerius, he also had to deal with his father's attempts to regain the throne between 308 and 310. When Maximianus Herculius was unable to regain power by pushing his son off his throne, he attempted to win over Constantine to his cause. When this plan failed, he tried to win Diocletian over to his side at Carnuntum in October and November 308. Frustrated at every turn, Herculius returned to his son-in-law Constantine's side in Gaul where he died in 310, having been implicated in a plot against his son-in-law. Maxentius' control of the situation was weakened by the revolt of L. Domitius Alexander in 308. Although the revolt only lasted until the end of 309, it drastically cut the size of the grain supply availble for Rome. Maxentius' rule collapsed when he died on 27 October 312 in an engagement he had with the Emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge after the latter had invaded his realm.

Maxentius Follis. Ostia mint. IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / AETE-RNITAS A-VGN, Castor and Pollux standing facing each other, each leaning on sceptre and holding bridled horse.
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46-53 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)11 viewsMARCIANOPOLIS Moesia Inferior
Legado Consular Aurelius Gallus.

AE Tetrassaria? 26 mm 9.9 gr.

Anv: ”AV K Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC” – Busto laureado y vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”V AV ΓAΛΛOY MARKIANOΠO-ΛIT – Tyche/Fortuna estante a izquierda, portando Timón apoyado en el suelo, en mano derecha y Cornucopia en izquierda.

Acuñada: 193 - 211 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #394 - AMNG Vol.I/1 #559 Pag.201 - Varbanov I #774 Pag.116 - BMC III #3 Pag.28 - Sear GICV #2123 Pag.200
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46-60 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)11 viewsNICOPOLIS ad ISTRUM Moesia Inferior
Magistrado Aurelius Gallus.

AE Pentassaria 26 mm 9.8 gr.

Anv: "AVT K Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC CEP" – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”VΠ AY ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠPOC – NIke/Victoria estante a izquierda, apoyada en una columna con su codo izquierdo, portando guirnalda y hoja de palma.

Acuñada: 193 - 211 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #920 - Varbanov I #2640 Pag.234 - AMNG Vol.I/1 #1300 Pag.364
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48-46 - CARACALLA (198 - 211 D.C.)12 viewsNICOPOLIS ad ISTRUM - Moesia Inferior
Legado Consular Aurelius Gallus

AE Tetrasarión
26.0 mm 12.5 gr.

Anv: "AV·K·M·AVP·ANTONIN" – Cab. laur. a der., vestido su hombro izq.
Rev: ”VΦ AVP ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP / OCICΠ" En exergo, Dionisio estante a izq. portando racimo de uvas en mano der. y Tirso en izq.

Acuñada: 197 - 217 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #1091, AMNG I #1549 var. (Sin pantera) P.406, Varbanov I #3091 var (Idem) P.263 (R4)
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5. Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD181 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS. 161-180 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.11 gm, 7h). Struck circa 166 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right / PAX AVG TR P XX COS III, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae. RIC III 146; MIR 18, 132-4/30 corr. (obv. legend); BMCRE 395; RSC 437.2 commentsb70
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50-27 - GETA Como Cesar de Septimius Severus (198 - 209 D.C.)13 viewsNICOPOLIS ad ISTRUM - Moesia Inferior
Legado Consular Aurelius Gallus

AE Tetrasarión
26.0 mm 10.5 gr.

Anv: "Π CEΠTIMI ΓETAC KAICAP" – Busto a cabeza desnuda y vest. a der.
Rev: ”VΠ AVP ΓAΛΛOC NIKOΠOΛI / ΠPOC" En exergo, Tyche estante a izq. portando timón apoyado en el suelo con mano der. y cornucopia e izq.

Acuñada: 198 - 209 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #1199, AMNG I #1658 P.427, Varbanov I #3265 P.276 (R4)
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504. Constantius II Campgate Nicomedia18 viewsNicomedia

Titular see of Bithynia Prima, founded by King Zipoetes. About 264 B.C. his son Nicodemes I dedicated the city anew, gave it his name, made it his capital, and adorned it with magnificent monuments. At his court the vanquished Hannibal sought refuge. When Bithynia became a Roman province Nicomedia remained its capital. Pliny the Younger mentions, in his letters to Trajan, several public edifices of the city — a senate house, an aqueduct which he had built, a forum, the temple of Cybele, etc. He also proposed to join the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmora by a canal which should follow the river Sangarius and empty the waters of the Lake of Sabandja into the Gulf of Astacus. A fire then almost destroyed the town. From Nicomedia perhaps, he wrote to Trajan his famous letter concerning the Christians. Under Marcus Aurelius, Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth, addressed a letter to his community warning them against the Marcionites (Eusebius, "Hist. Eccl.", IV, xxiii). Bishop Evander, who opposed the sect of the Ophites (P.L., LIII, 592), seems to have lived at the same time. Nicomedia was the favorite residence of Diocletian, who built there a palace, a hippodrome, a mint, and an arsenal. In 303 the edict of the tenth persecution caused rivers of blood to flow through the empire, especially in Nicomedia, where the Bishop Anthimus and a great many Christians were martyred. The city was then half Christian, the palace itself being filled with them. In 303, in the vast plain east of Nicomedia, Diocletian renounced the empire in favour of Galerius. In 311 Lucian, a priest of Antioch, delivered a discourse in the presence of the judge before he was executed. Other martyrs of the city are numbered by hundreds. Nicomedia suffered greatly during the fourth century from an invasion of the Goths and from an earthquake (24 Aug., 354), which overthrew all the public and private monuments; fire completed the catastrophe. The city was rebuilt, on a smaller scale. In the reign of Justinian new public buildings were erected, which were destroyed in the following century by the Shah Chosroes. Pope Constantine I visited the city in 711. In 1073 John Comnenus was there proclaimed emperor and shortly afterwards was compelled to abdicate. In 1328 it was captured by the Sultan Orkhan, who restored its ramparts, parts of which are still preserved.

RIC VII Nicomedia 158 R2

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508. Julian II VOTA Sirmium9 viewsSirmium

Sirmium was one of the oldest cities in Europe. Archaeologists have found a trace of organized human life dating from the 5000 BC.

When the Romans conquered the city in the 1st century BC, Sirmium already was a settlement with a long tradition.

In the 1st century, Sirmium gained a status of a colony of the citizens of Rome, and became a very important military and strategic location in Pannonia province. The war expeditions of Roman emperors Traian, Marcus Aurelius, and Claudius II, were prepared in Sirmium.

In 103, Pannonia was split into two provinces: Upper Pannonia and Lower Pannonia, and Sirmius became the capital city of Lower Pannonia.

In 296, Diocletian operated a new territorial division of Pannonia. Instead of previous two provinces, there were four new provinces established in former territory of original province: Pannonia Prima, Pannonia Valeria, Pannonia Savia and Pannonia Secunda. Capital city of Pannonia Secunda was Sirmium.

In 293, with the establishment of tetrarchy, the Roman Empire was split into four parts; Sirmium become one of the four capital cities of Roman Empire, the other three being Trier, Mmediolanum, and Nicomedia. During the tetrarchy, Sirmium was the capital of emperor Galerius. With the establishment of praetorian prefectures in 318, the capital of the prefecture of Illyricum was Sirmium. Sirmium was capital of this prefecture until 379, when the prefecture was divided politically into Eastern and Western Illyricum. The western part (including Sirmium) was included into prefecture of Italia. The eastern part of Illyricum remained a separate prefecture with the capital in Thessalonica.

The city also was an important Christian centre. Several Christian councils were held in Sirmium.

008. Julian II Sirmium

RIC VIII Sirmium 108 ASIRM???

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63.0 Marcus Aurelius Denarius; Captive Armenia58 viewsSilver Denarius
Rome Mint, AD 164
obv. ANTONINVS AVG ARMENICVS
rev. IMP TR P XVIII IMP II COS III
ARMEN in ex.
seated, mourning Armenia, surrounded by arms
Commemorates capture of Armenia
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63.1 Marcus Aurelius Denarius52 viewsVF, Rome Mint, 169 AD
Obv. IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG
Rev. CONCORD AVG TRP XVI ex. COS III; Concordia, seated, holding wreath
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63.2 Marcus Aurelius Denarius70 viewsVF, Rome Mint, 169 AD
Obv. IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG
Rev. CONCORD AVG TRP XVI ex. COS III; Concordia, seated, holding wreath
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64.0 Faustina II denarius89 viewsFaustina II (wife of Marcus Aurelius)
AR Denarius
Rome Mint (161 - 175 AD)

obv. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
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64.1 Faustina II denarius59 viewsFaustina II (wife of Marcus Aurelius and daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina I)
AR Denarius
Rome Mint (161 - 175 AD)

rev. LAETITIA
Laetitia standing l.
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left60 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with stearman and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
12h

Ex.
Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrian’s extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinoüs drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrian’s successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
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711a, Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D. 114 viewsTITUS AUGUSTUS AR silver denarius. Struck at Rome, 80 AD. IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate head right. Reverse - TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant walking left. Fully legible legends, about Very Fine, nice golden toning. Commemmorates the completion and dedication of the Colosseum and the opening of games. SCARCE. RCV 2512, valued at $544 in EF. 17mm, 3.1g. Ex Incitatus.

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Titus Flavius Vespasianus (A.D. 79-81)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30, 39 A.D. He was the oldest of the three children of the founder of the Flavian Dynasty, Vespasian. Beginning in the year 70 Titus was named Cæsar and coregent; he was highly educated and a brilliant poet and orator in both Latin and Greek. He won military fame during the Jewish Revolt of 69-70. In April, 70, he appeared before the walls of Jerusalem, and conquered and destroyed the city after a siege of five months. He wished to preserve the Temple, but in the struggle with the Jews who rushed out of it a soldier threw a brand into the building. The siege and taking of the city were accompanied by barbarous cruelties. The next year Titus celebrated his victory by a triumph; to increase the fame of the Flavian dynasty the inscription on the triumphal arch represented the overthrow of the helpless people as a heroic achievement. Titus succeeded his father as Emperor in 79.

Before becoming emperor, tradition records that Titus was feared as the next Nero, a perception that may have developed from his association with Berenice, his alleged heavy-handedness as praetorian prefect, and tales of sexual debauchery. Once in office, however, both emperor and his reign were portrayed in universally positive terms. The suddenness of this transformation raises immediate suspicions, yet it is difficult to know whether the historical tradition is suspect or if Titus was in fact adept at taking off one mask for another. What is clear, however, is that Titus sought to present the Flavians as the legitimate successors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Proof came through the issuing of a series of restoration coins of previous emperors, the most popular being Augustus and Claudius. In A.D. 80 Titus also set out to establish an imperial cult in honor of Vespasian. The temple, in which cult (the first that was not connected with the Julio-Claudians) was housed, was completed by Domitian and was known as the Temple of Vespasian and Domitian.
Legitimacy was also sought through various economic measures, which Titus enthusiastically funded. Vast amounts of capital poured into extensive building schemes in Rome, especially the Flavian Amphitheater, popularly known as the Colosseum. In celebration of additions made to the structure, Titus provided a grand 100-day festival, with sea fights staged on an artificial lake, infantry battles, wild beast hunts, and similar activities. He also constructed new imperial baths to the south-east of the Amphitheater and began work on the celebrated Arch of Titus, a memorial to his Jewish victories. Large sums were directed to Italy and the provinces as well, especially for road building. In response to the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Titus spent large sums to relieve distress in that area; likewise, the imperial purse contributed heavily to rebuilding Rome after a devastating fire destroyed large sections of the city in A.D. 80. As a result of these actions, Titus earned a reputation for generosity and geniality. For these reasons he gained the honourable title of "amor et deliciæ generis humani" (the darling and admiration of the human race). Even so, his financial acumen must not be under-estimated. He left the treasury with a surplus, as he had found it, and dealt promptly and efficiently with costly natural disasters. The Greek historian of the third-century A.D., Cassius Dio, perhaps offered the most accurate and succinct assessment of Titus' economic policy: "In money matters, Titus was frugal and made no unnecessary expenditure." In other areas, the brevity of Titus' reign limits our ability to detect major emphases or trends in policy. As far as can be discerned from the limited evidence, senior officials and amici were well chosen, and his legislative activity tended to focus on popular social measures, with the army as a particular beneficiary in the areas of land ownership, marriage, and testamentary freedom. In the provinces, Titus continued his father's policies by strengthening roads and forts in the East and along the Danube.

Titus died in September, A.D. 81 after only 26 months in office. Suetonius recorded that Titus died on his way to the Sabine country of his ancestors in the same villa as his father. A competing tradition persistently implicated his brother and successor, Domitian, as having had a hand in the emperor's demise, but the evidence is highly contradictory and any wrongdoing is difficult to prove. Domitian himself delivered the funeral eulogy and had Titus deified. He also built several monuments in honor of Titus and completed the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, changing the name of the structure to include his brother's and setting up his cult statue in the Temple itself.

Titus was the beneficiary of considerable intelligence and talent, endowments that were carefully cultivated at every step of his career, from his early education to his role under his father's principate. Cassius Dio suggested that Titus' reputation was enhanced by his early death. It is true that the ancient sources tend to heroicize Titus, yet based upon the evidence, his reign must be considered a positive one. He capably continued the work of his father in establishing the Flavian Dynasty and he maintained a high degree of economic and administrative competence in Italy and beyond. In so doing, he solidified the role of the emperor as paternalistic autocrat, a model that would serve Trajan and his successors well. Titus was used as a model by later emperors, especially those known as the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius).

Copyright (C) 1997, John Donahue.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Catholic Encyclopedia, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14746b.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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711a, Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D.142 viewsTitus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D. AR denarius, RCV 2512, aVF, struck at Rome, 80 A.D., 17.5mm, 3.4g. Obverse: IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate head right; Reverse: TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant walking left. Fully legible legends; nice golden toning. This coin was struck in order to commemorate the completion and dedication of the Flavian Amphitheatre (the Colosseum) and its opening games. Very scarce. Ex Incitatus; photo courtesy Incitatus.

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Titus Flavius Vespasianus (A.D. 79-81)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30, 39 A.D. He was the oldest of the three children of the founder of the Flavian Dynasty, Vespasian. Beginning in the year 70 Titus was named Cæsar and coregent; he was highly educated and a brilliant poet and orator in both Latin and Greek. He won military fame during the Jewish Revolt of 69-70. In April, 70, he appeared before the walls of Jerusalem, and conquered and destroyed the city after a siege of five months. He wished to preserve the Temple, but in the struggle with the Jews who rushed out of it a soldier threw a brand into the building. The siege and taking of the city were accompanied by barbarous cruelties. The next year Titus celebrated his victory by a triumph; to increase the fame of the Flavian dynasty the inscription on the triumphal arch represented the overthrow of the helpless people as a heroic achievement. Titus succeeded his father as Emperor in 79.

Before becoming emperor, tradition records that Titus was feared as the next Nero, a perception that may have developed from his association with Berenice, his alleged heavy-handedness as praetorian prefect, and tales of sexual debauchery. Once in office, however, both emperor and his reign were portrayed in universally positive terms. The suddenness of this transformation raises immediate suspicions, yet it is difficult to know whether the historical tradition is suspect or if Titus was in fact adept at taking off one mask for another. What is clear, however, is that Titus sought to present the Flavians as the legitimate successors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Proof came through the issuing of a series of restoration coins of previous emperors, the most popular being Augustus and Claudius. In A.D. 80 Titus also set out to establish an imperial cult in honor of Vespasian. The temple, in which cult (the first that was not connected with the Julio-Claudians) was housed, was completed by Domitian and was known as the Temple of Vespasian and Domitian.
Legitimacy was also sought through various economic measures, which Titus enthusiastically funded. Vast amounts of capital poured into extensive building schemes in Rome, especially the Flavian Amphitheater, popularly known as the Colosseum. In celebration of additions made to the structure, Titus provided a grand 100-day festival, with sea fights staged on an artificial lake, infantry battles, wild beast hunts, and similar activities. He also constructed new imperial baths to the south-east of the Amphitheater and began work on the celebrated Arch of Titus, a memorial to his Jewish victories. Large sums were directed to Italy and the provinces as well, especially for road building. In response to the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Titus spent large sums to relieve distress in that area; likewise, the imperial purse contributed heavily to rebuilding Rome after a devastating fire destroyed large sections of the city in A.D. 80. As a result of these actions, Titus earned a reputation for generosity and geniality. For these reasons he gained the honourable title of "amor et deliciæ generis humani" (the darling and admiration of the human race). Even so, his financial acumen must not be under-estimated. He left the treasury with a surplus, as he had found it, and dealt promptly and efficiently with costly natural disasters. The Greek historian of the third-century A.D., Cassius Dio, perhaps offered the most accurate and succinct assessment of Titus' economic policy: "In money matters, Titus was frugal and made no unnecessary expenditure." In other areas, the brevity of Titus' reign limits our ability to detect major emphases or trends in policy. As far as can be discerned from the limited evidence, senior officials and amici were well chosen, and his legislative activity tended to focus on popular social measures, with the army as a particular beneficiary in the areas of land ownership, marriage, and testamentary freedom. In the provinces, Titus continued his father's policies by strengthening roads and forts in the East and along the Danube.

Titus died in September, A.D. 81 after only 26 months in office. Suetonius recorded that Titus died on his way to the Sabine country of his ancestors in the same villa as his father. A competing tradition persistently implicated his brother and successor, Domitian, as having had a hand in the emperor's demise, but the evidence is highly contradictory and any wrongdoing is difficult to prove. Domitian himself delivered the funeral eulogy and had Titus deified. He also built several monuments in honor of Titus and completed the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, changing the name of the structure to include his brother's and setting up his cult statue in the Temple itself.

Titus was the beneficiary of considerable intelligence and talent, endowments that were carefully cultivated at every step of his career, from his early education to his role under his father's principate. Cassius Dio suggested that Titus' reputation was enhanced by his early death. It is true that the ancient sources tend to heroicize Titus, yet based upon the evidence, his reign must be considered a positive one. He capably continued the work of his father in establishing the Flavian Dynasty and he maintained a high degree of economic and administrative competence in Italy and beyond. In so doing, he solidified the role of the emperor as paternalistic autocrat, a model that would serve Trajan and his successors well. Titus was used as a model by later emperors, especially those known as the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius).

Copyright (C) 1997, John Donahue.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Catholic Encyclopedia, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14746b.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Achaea. Corinthia, Corinth. Marcus Aurelius Æ 26mm. Bellerophon.84 views Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: CLI COR Bellerophon riding Pegasos flying right, attacking a chimaera, facing right.
BCD 706; SNG Copenhagen -.

Bellerophon in Greek mythology was "the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus, before the days of Heracles", whose greatest feat was killing the Chimera, a monster that Homer depicted with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail: "her breath came out in terrible blasts of burning flame.
The replacement of Bellerophon by the more familiar culture hero Perseus was a development of Classical times that was standardized during the Middle Ages and has been adopted by the European poets of the Renaissance and later.
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaemon(Sparta). Marcus Aurelius Æ2031 viewsAchaea; Peleponnessus (District: Laconia)
Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Obv: ΙΜΠ Κ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤΩ ΑVΓ / laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev: ΛΑΚƐΔΑΙΜΟΝΙωΝ / Club.
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Achaea. Zacynthus, Island off Elis. Marcus Aurelius AE20. Pan with infant Dionysus98 viewsZacynthus; Achaea; Peleponnessus (District: Zacynthus). Date 161–180. Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, r. Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ ΑΥ
Reverse design Pan standing, r., nebris over shoulders, holding bunch of grapes and infant Dionysus
Reverse inscription ΖΑΚΥΝΘΙΩΝ
BMC 93-4

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AD 147-176 - FAVSTINA II10 viewsFaustina II

Annia Galeria Faustina Minor (130 - winter 175 or spring of 176]) was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Roman Empress Faustina the Elder. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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AD 166-169 - LVCILLA9 viewsLucilla

Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla (148 or 150 – 182) was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Roman Empress Faustina II. She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus.

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AE 22mm Syria, Decapolis, Gadara. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE 22mm (7.89 gm, 12h). Dated CY 225. 161/2 AD. Spijkerman 49 (same dies)60 viewsSyria, Decapolis, Gadara. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE 22mm (7.89 gm, 12h). Dated CY 225. 161/2 AD. Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CЄBATH, draped bust right. Rev.: ΓAΔAPЄΩN• ЄKC (date), laureate and draped bust of Zeus right. Spijkerman 49 (same dies); Rosenberger IV 51 (same dies); SNG ANS 1312-3 (same dies). _25601 commentsAntonivs Protti
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AE Sestertius, RIC 3, p.346, 1665 - Faustina II, Antoninus and Commodus 15 viewsFaustina II
Sestertius
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in chignon at the back of the head.
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICIT / S - C, The twins T. Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus and Commodus facing on throne
AE, 23.94g, 32.2mm
Ref.: RIC 1665, C 193
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AE Sestertius, RIC 3, p.350, 1715 - Faustina II, children7 viewsFaustina II
Sestertius, Rome, AD 175-176
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: SIDERIBVS RECEPTA, Faustina as Diana, standing right, with crescent at shoulders, holding long torch in both hands; S-C across fields
AR, 30mm, 24.1g
Ref.: RIC 1715 (Aurelius) [S]
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AE17 de Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AP. J-C! Frappe Aegea, Rare 34 viewsAE17 de Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AP. J-C! Frappe Aegea, Rare1319
17 mm- 3.32 gr, patine foncée, relief, Etat: TTB
Droit : AV KAI M AYPH ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;
Rev.: Gallère. Ref.: Moushmov.
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AE18 Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 DC.23 viewsPhilippopolis, Thrace 167 DC. 2.53 gr.
Bust right; Rev.: FILIPPOPOLEITWN- Concordia standing left, holding cornucopia.
Antonio Protti
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AE21 Marc Aurèle, Bouclier Macédoine, 165-170 ap. J-C!36 viewsAv.: tête laurée à gauche;
Rev.: KOINON MAKEDONON- bouclier macédoine.
6.88 gr.
Macedonia
Moushmov 5890 Marcus Aurelius AE27 of Macedonia. KAICAP ANTWNINOC, draped bust left / KOINON MAKEDONWN, Macedonian shield.
oinon
Moushmov 5890 Marcus Aurelius, AE22 of the Koinon of Macedonia. KAICAP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right / KOINON MAKEDONWN around Macedonian shield decorated with eight dots around central boss. Varbanov 3046, Moushmov 5890, AMNG 283.
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AE25 de Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 ap. J-C!25 viewsfrappe Macédoine, Rare
25 mm- 12.24 gr, patine foncée, haut relief, Etat: TB++
Droit : AV KAI M AYPH ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;
Rev.: Victoria ailée à droite, tenante une couronne. ref.: Moushmov.
Antonio Protti
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AE26 Marc Aurèle/ déesse, Amphipolis 170 ap. J-C30 viewsAE26 de Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 ap. J-C!
frappe Amphipolis, Macédoine, Rare
26 mm- 7.32 gr, patine foncée, haut relief, Etat: TTB+
Droit : AV KAI M AYPH ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;
Rev.: AMFIPOLEITWN-La déesse de la ville assise à gauche, tenante une patère.
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SNGCop 105 Marcus Aurelius AE25 of Amphipolis, Macedonia. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / AMFIPOLEITWN, the city-goddess seated left holding patera. BMC 111v. sold
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AE30 de Marcus Aurelius, Amphipolis, 161-180 AP. J-C!35 viewsRare 18.80 gr, patine foncée, haut relief, Etat: TTB

Droit : AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;

Rev.: AMFIPOLEITWN- La déesse de la ville assise à gauche. Le dos de la pièce n'est pas bien nettoyé, sinon haut relief. Etat garantie après nettoyage TTB. SNGCop 105.2.

Antonio Protti
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Alexandria Troas (modern Eski Stambul). Caracalla (Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus) (198 to 217 A.D.)23 viewsBellinger A306

AE, 8.16 g, 24.49 mm. max, 180°

Obv:__ M AV ANTONIN, laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: COL ALEXA, wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, AVG in exergue.
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ALTAR, Antoninus Pius158 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Monumental altar enclosure, with double panelled doors and horns visible above.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 441 | VM : 137/3 | Sear : 5196
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ALTAR, Faustina Junior142 viewsAR denarius of Rome, struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Monumental altar enclosure with closed doors.
Diameter: 19mm
RIC III : 746
*Alex
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Amasia, Pontos. Marcus Aurelius22 viewsAUT KAIS M AUR ANTWNINOS S, Head of Marcus Aurelius r.
ADR AMAS NEWK K MHT K PRW PON K ET RCD, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing.
AE 18.25 grm; 36 mm
SNG Aulock 24.
Antonivs Protti
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Annia Galeria Faustina the Younger, daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus.39 viewsObv: (Φ)AVCTEINA C(EBBACTH), draped bust of Faustina facing right.

Rev: OVΛΠIAC ΠAVTA(ΛIAC), Hygeia standing right feeding a serpent from a patera.

Æ 21, Pautalia, Thrace

6.6 grams, 21 mm, 180°

Varbanov II 4484
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anonymous AE quadrans8 viewsRome
81-161 AD (Domitian - Marcus Aurelius)
cuirassed and helmeted bust of Mars right
cuirass
S C
RIC II p. 218, 19
2,57g
Johny SYSEL
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 1,88g, 14mm.14 viewsObv: Winged petasus l.
Rev: S - C, winged caduceus.
RIC 32, C. 36. (petasus to l.)
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 1,96g, 14mm.21 viewsObv: Bust of Minerva, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, owl standing l., head to front.
RIC 8, BM.
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,18g, 15mm.30 viewsObv: Bust of Minerva, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, owl standing r., head to front.
RIC 7, C. 7.
xanthos
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,33g, 17mm.30 viewsObv: Head of Mars, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, cuirass.
RIC 19 var. (not cuirassed).
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,67g, 15mm.26 viewsObv: Winged petasus r.
Rev: S - C, winged caduceus.
RIC 32, C. 36. (petasus to r.)
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,74g, 13mm.26 viewsObv: Head of Jupiter, laureate, bearded r.
Rev: S - C, eagle standing facing, head right, on thunderbolt.
RIC 1, cf. C. 14.
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,78g, 15mm.27 viewsObv: Bust of Minerva, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, owl standing r., head to front.
RIC 7, C. 7.
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,90g, 17mm.70 viewsObv: Head of Mars, helmeted, slightly draped, r.
Rev: S - C, cuirass, behind spear.
RIC 19 var. (obv: not cuirassed, rev: spear).
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,92g, 15mm.46 viewsObv: Bust of Mercury, draped, wearing winged petasus r.
Rev: S - C, winged caduceus.
RIC 31; C 34.
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 3,04g, 15mm.25 viewsObv: Bust of Roma, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 12; C. 24.
xanthos
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 3,12g, 18-19mm.29 viewsObv: Head of Jupiter, diademed, bearded r.
Rev: S - C, eagle standing facing, head left, on thunderbolt.
RIC 4, cf. C. 16.
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Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 3,51g, 20mm.59 viewsObv: Bust of Mars, helmeted, cuirassed, r.
Rev: S - C, cuirass.
RIC 19, C. 26/27.
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Antioch S & P Mint Marcus Aurelius Bronze Coin80 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161 - 180 AD., Antioch S & P Mint , Bronze 22 mm 6.9 gram coin
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: SC in wreath _1250 sold


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Antioch, Marcus Aurelius17 viewsecoli
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Antioch, Pisidia, AE 19.1mm; Eagle standing, head r., wings open18 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Antioch, Pisidia, AE 19.1mm, 3.30g. AVRELIVS CAESAR, Head of Marcus Aurelius r. / ANTIOCHEAE COLONIAE, Eagle standing, head r., wings open. BMC 177, 9. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Antioch, S C in wreath. AE259 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Antioch, S C in wreath. AE25, 9.58g. obv: AYRHLIOC KAIC CEBA EY CEYIOCYPATOC; laureate and draped bust left. rev: S C in laurel wreath, Δ below. Butcher 295. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Antioch, Syria25 views166 - 167 A.D. (Reign of Marcus Aurelius)
AE, 3.05 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche of Antioch right [ANTIOXEΩN MHTΡO]
Rev.: ETO-YC- ZC (year 207) Ram running right, looking back, crescent with star above
Antioch mint, 166 - 167 A.D.
BMC 123, SNG Cop 126 var
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Antoninianus of Probus63 viewsMarcus Aurelius Probus (276-282 CE). Billion antoninianus.

Radiate head of emperor, right. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG. / Victory standing right presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear. RESTVT ORBIS. Γ between.

RIC 731. Cohen 305.
Belisarius
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Antoninus AR denarius Divo Pio38 viewsAntoninus Pius (138 – 161 AD)

Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome 162 AD

Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS bare head right with drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: DIVO PIO altar with double panelled doors.
RIC III 441a

Weight: 2.8g.
Diameter: 18mm
Jose Polanco
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Antoninus Caesar, RIC (Hadrian) 1081, sestertius of AD 138 (Concordia)108 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.81g, Ø 32mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck under Hadrian in AD 138.
Obv.: IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus facing right.
Rev.: TRIB POT COS (around) CONCORD (in ex.) S C (in field), Concordia seated left and holding a patera; cornucopiae under her seat.
RIC (Hadrian) 1081 var. (draped bust); Cohen 131 (4 fr.); Strack (Hadrian) 898 (2 collections); BMC (Hadrian) p.550 *; Banti 53 (one single specimen - coll. Paris - without plate); RCV 4156

Numismatic note: Even though RIC rates this type as scarce only, in reality it is extremely rare: BMC only refers to C.131 (Paris), there is no specimen in B.M.); Strack lists this type in only 2 of the 30 collections, questioning one: Berlin (?; bare head); the other specimen is in Paris (draped bust, bare head; illustrated in Vol.II, plate XVII-898: same rev. die). This means that, apart from Strack's questionable Berlin specimen, all references refer to a single specimen in the Paris Cabinet des Médailles. See also Strack Vol.III, p. 316, note 6a, referring to Cohen 637 (RIC Hadr. 1078), which is probably a duplicate of Coh. 131, but without the CONCORD legend visible in exergue (exactly as on this specimen). A special variety exists with Spes figurine on back of throne, noted by Strack in his description: "Concordia s.n.l. (Spes.Füllh.) m. Schale" but not illustrated. However such a specimen now in coll. F. Diederik.

Historical note: After Aelius, the intended successor of Hadrian, suddenly died on New Year's day of AD 138, Hadrian adopted T. Aurelius Antoninus to fill the place. This coin belongs to one of the issues struck between 25 February and the death of Hadrian on 10 July 138 AD which announces the new Caesar.
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Antoninus Pius33 viewsTitus Aurelius Fulvius Boionius Arrius Antoninus was born around 86 A.D. to a distinguished family. After a typical senatorial career he made a name for himself as proconsul of Asia. He was adopted as Emperor Hadrian`s heir in February 138 A.D. and succeeded soon after. His reign was long and peaceful, a Golden Age of tranquility and prosperity. He died in 161 A.D., leaving Marcus Aurelius as his successor.

Silver denarius, RIC 175, RSC 284, BMC 657, F, Rome mint, 2.669g, 17.7mm, 0o, 148 - 149 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius left and anchor; fire damaged, slightly wavy flan;
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ANTONINUS PIUS52 viewsAR denarius. 3.46 gr. Bare headed bust right, slight drapery on shoulders. DIVVS ANTONINVS. / Column surmounted by statue of Pius holding eagle and sceptre.Fencing in front. DIVO PIO. RIC III 440 (M.Aurelius). RSC 353.
CNG EA107, Lot 177. Coin Galleries (7 August 1985) lot 395.
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ANTONINUS PIUS46 viewsAR denarius. 161 AD (struck under M.Aurelius). 3.41 grs. Bare head right. DIVVS ANTONINVS. /
Pyre of four tiers,decorated with hangings and garlands,surmounted by quadriga .CONSECRATIO.
RIC 436. C 164.
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ANTONINUS PIUS33 viewsAR denarius. 161 AD (struck under M.Aurelius). 3.41 grs. Bare head right. DIVVS ANTONINVS. / Pyre of four tiers,decorated with hangings and garlands,surmounted by quadriga .CONSECRATIO.
RIC 436. C 164.
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ANTONINUS PIUS42 viewsAR denarius. 3.46 gr. Bare headed bust right, slight drapery on shoulders. DIVVS ANTONINVS. / Column surmounted by statue of Pius holding eagle and sceptre.Fencing in front. DIVO PIO. RIC III 440 (M.Aurelius). RSC 353.
CNG EA107, Lot 177. Coin Galleries (7 August 1985) lot 395
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Antoninus Pius 4 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius Funeral Pyre. struck under Marcus Aurelius, 158 AD, RIC 1266, 24.7gm.Ancient Aussie
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Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius Denarius RIC III 417a35 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
laureate head right
Rev: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
bare head of Aurelius right
18mm 3.01gm
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Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE35106 viewsÆ35 minted in Cyprus.
AVT K T AIL ADP ANTWNINOC CEB E, laureate head right
M AVPHLIOC KAICAP VIOC CEBAC, laureate, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right
27 gr, 35 mm
Ref : Sear #1523
Potator II
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Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius RIC III 415b20 viewsAntoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius, Silver denarius, RIC III 415b, RSC II 21, Hunter II 6, BMCRE IV 148 var (...CAES AVG..., noted), SRCV II 4523 var (same), gF, nice style, light corrosion, small spots of encrustation, Rome mint, weight 3.032g, maximum diameter 17.9mm, die axis 0o, 140 A.D.; OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, bare of Antoninus Pius right;
REV: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, draped young bare-headed and beardless bust of Marcus Aurelius Caesar right;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

In 140, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Caesar were the two Roman Consuls. Marcus Aurelius was married to Antoninus Pius' daughter Faustina the Younger and was made Caesar in 139. This was the third consulship for Antoninus Pius and the first consulship for Marcus Aurelius.
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Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 A.D.)56 viewsStruck Under Marcus Aurelius
O: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare draped bust right.
R: CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre of four tiers with quadriga on top.
Rome Mint, 161 - 180 A.D.
18mm
3.2g
RIC III M. Aurelius 438
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Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.)5 viewsSRCV 5190, RIC III, 431 (Marcus Aurelius), Van Meter 136/3.
AR Denarius, 3.09 g., 19.14 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161 A.D.

Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right.

Rev: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head left, on altar decorated with garlands.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB2.
Stkp
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Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) AR Denarius ca 140 D26 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Pius right; ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III
Reverse: Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right; AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
RIC 415a (ref. Wildwinds) weight 3.5 grams

Two nice imperial portraits of Pius and his adoptive son M. Aurelius on the same coin. Not rare but scarce.
daverino
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Antoninus Pius - DIVO PIO17 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius Denarius.
Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 162 AD. DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right /
DIVO PIO, square altar with double doors.
xokleng
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Antoninus Pius - RIC 438 (Aurelius)115 viewsMinted under Marcus Aurelius. Divus Antoninus Pius Denarius. 161 AD. DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right, drapery on far shoulder / CONSECRATIO, four tiered funeral pyre surmounted by quadriga. RSC 164a., RIC 438, BMC 60, RCV 51931 commentsBud Stewart
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Antoninus Pius - [RIC 441a]94 viewsSilver Denarius, 3.25g, 17mm, 165 degree, Struck Under Marcus Aurelius 162 A.D.

Obv. - DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right, drapery on left shoulder with fold behind neck and wrapped around neck

Rev. - DIVO PIO, square altar with double doors

Excellent centering, full legends, great portrait, and fine alter
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Purchased from Newgate Numismatics on vcoins.com

Ex. Dwayne Clark Collection
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ANTONINUS PIUS / SERAPIS , Alexandria BILLION TETRADRACHM40 viewsMINTED IN ALEXANDRIA , EGYPT FROM 138 - 161 AD
OBVERSE : ANTwNINO C CEBEUC CEB Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE : Draped bust of Serapis right,modius on head. L K
References : SNG Cop 426 ( No, L K ?)

22.2 MM AND 13.15 GRAMS.

Alexandria ( of Egypt ) issued billon tetradrachms in large numbers between the reign of Augustus and the closing of the Alexandrian mint during the reign of Diocletian. These coins were no doubt mainly intended to pay the salaries of government officials, of the permanent garrison, and of the temporary troops stationed in Alexandria for purposes of war. They were probably also the form in which taxes in money were received, and were used for trade among the people within the city of Alexandria and other Graeco-Roman cities in Egypt. They also served the purpose of providing a subsidiary coinage with Greek legends which formed the vehicle for Roman imperial propaganda throughout Egypt. On the reverse of these coins were placed the Egyptian Hellenized deities, as an indication of the goodwill of the Roman emperors towards Egypt.
The greater part of the agricultural population of Egypt had scarcely any need for coins except to pay their taxes. The real currency and measure of value in the agricultural settlements was grain, wine or oil. The chief export of Egypt was grain, and this did not bring much money to the cultivators, for most of the grain was collected as tribute, not in trade, and they got nothing in return. Consequently, there is reason to suppose that considerably fewer coins circulated in Egypt generally than the region of Alexandria.
From the reign of Nero onwards, Egypt enjoyed an era of prosperity which lasted a century. Much trouble was caused by religious conflicts between the Greeks and the Jews, particularly in Alexandria, which after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD become the world centre of Jewish religion and culture. Under Trajan a Jewish revolt occurred, resulting in the suppression of the Jews of Alexandria and the loss of all their privileges, although they soon returned. Hadrian, who twice visited Egypt, founded Antinoöpolis in memory of his drowned lover Antinous. From his reign onwards buildings in the Greco-Roman style were erected throughout the country. Under Marcus Aurelius, however, oppressive taxation led to a revolt (139 AD) of the native Egyptians, which was suppressed only after several years of fighting.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Antoninus Pius AE sestertius, 161 AD, Rome37 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius
AE sestertius – 30mm
Rome, 161 AD
DIVVS ANTONINVS
bare headed bust r.
DIVO PIO
column surmounted by statue of Antoninus Pius, holding eagle and sceptre, S C in fields
RIC III 1269 (Marcus Aurelius)
Ardatirion
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Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Cyprus57 viewsAntoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, Cyprus, 147 - 161 AD, 32mm, 23.87g, BMC 42-3
OBV: ΑΥΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΕΥ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right with paludamentum
REV: Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΥΙΟΣ ΣΕΒΑ(Σ), bare-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius denarius12 viewsAR Denarius
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 CE
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.18 grams, Die axis: 6h

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right.

Reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
Draped, bear-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Issued early in the reign of Antoninus Pius circa 140 to 144 CE.
- The reverse with Marcus Aurelius draped is scarcer than undraped.

Ex Colonial Coins & Medals Brisbane, 2003
Pharsalos
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Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Fourree20 viewsFourree Denarius, imitating RIC 415a
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS [P P TR P COS III]
Head, bare, r.
Rev: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
Head, bare, r.

2.76g, 18mm
klausklage
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Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Subaerat Denarius20 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Bare head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev: AVRELIVS CAES AVG PII F COS DES - Draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right, bare headed.
Date: 139 AD
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC - , RSC II 6a
Notes: Rare
oa
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Antoninus Pius by Marcus Aurelius93 viewsDIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right

DIVO PIO
Alter-enclosure with double panelled door and horns visible above

Rome 162 AD

Sear 5196, RIC 441
High relief strike.

Sold Forum Auction March 2016
Jay GT4
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Antoninus Pius Consecratio RIC 126632 viewsAntoninus Pius, Struck by Marcus Aurelius in 161 AD, SEAR 5198, RIC III 1266, BMCRE IV 879, MIR 27
OBV: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right
REV: CONSECRATIO, Pyre of four tiers, decorated with hangings,
and garlands, surmounted in quadriga
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Denarius 29 viewsSilver denarius, RIC III M. Aurelius 431, Cohen 155, gVF, Rome mint, posthumous, 161 - 180 A.D.; obverse DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing half-right on garlanded altar, looking left; minted posthumously by Marcus Aurelius;Adrian S
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Antoninus Pius Denarius - Altar (RIC II 357)60 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 162 AD
3.01g


Obv: Bare bust of Antoninus Pius (R)
DIVUS ANTONINUS

Rev: SQUARE ALTER with double doors. DIVO PIO in exergue. Minted under Marcus Aurelius after Pius' death.


RIC II 357 RSC 441
Kained but Able
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Antoninus Pius Denarius - Column (RIC 184)46 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 161 AD
3.29g

Obv: Bare bust of Antoninus (R)
DIVUS ANTONINUS

Rev: COLUMN surmounted by statue of emperor, DIVO PIO in exergue.
Minted under the reign of Pius' successor Marcus Aurelius.


RIC 440 RSC 353
Kained but Able
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Antoninus Pius Denarius, by Aurelius16 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD
Silver Denarius, 18mm, 3.1 grams
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS, Bare head right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre of four tiers decorated with hangings and garlands.

Reference:
RIC436 (Aurelius)

Provenance:
Numismatik Lanz, September 2008, €70
Ken Dorney
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Antoninus Pius Denarius, RIC 431 [Aurelius], RSC 156, BMC 4869 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius Denarius. DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing half-right on garlanded altar, head turned left.
Maximum Diameter: 18.9 mm
Weight: 3.42 g
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Antoninus Pius Divvs Sestertius36 viewsAE Sestertius
Divus Antoninus Pius. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 162 AD. DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right / DIVO PIO S-C, Column of Antoninus Pius surmounted by statue of the emperor.
BMC 880; Coh. 354; RIC 1269
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Divvs Sestertius24 viewsAE Sestertius
Divus Antoninus Pius. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 162 AD. DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right / DIVO PIO S-C, Column of Antoninus Pius surmounted by statue of the emperor.
BMC 880; Coh. 354; RIC 1269
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius RIC III, 43942 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AR - denarius, 3.41g, 17mm
Rome, AD 162 (under Marcus Aurelius)
obv. DIVVS ANTONINVS
Head, laureate, r.
rev. DIVO - PIO
Statue of the emperor on top of of columna rostrata with base with lattice-work, holding sceptre and globe
RIC III, (Marcus Aurelius) 439; C.435(a); BMC (Marcus Aurelius) 67
about VF/good F, toned
Jochen
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius20 viewsANTONINUS PIUS & MARCUS AURELIUS, as Caesar. 138-161 AD. Æ Sestertius. Struck 141 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right
Rev: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII COS S-C, Bare head, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelius right, seen from behind.

RIC III 1212 (Pius); BMCRE 1209 note; Cohen 34.

Scarce
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius RIC 1272 [Aurelius]22 viewsDIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right / Altar with doors closed. DIVO PIO, S C in fields.
Maximum Diameter: 31.3 mm
Weight: 25.47 g
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Antoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius as Ceasar denarius55 views2 commentsmarandnumiz
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)115 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing right, head turned left, on an altar decorated with garlands.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, Memorial issue struck by Marcus Aurelius, 161 AD

3.4 grams, 18 mm, 0°

RIC III M. Aurelius 431, RSC 155/6, S5192, VM 136/3
3 commentsSPQR Coins
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)27 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: DIVO PIO, cult statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left, holding a branch and a scepter.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 162 AD

3.2 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC III M. Aurelius 442, RSC 352, S5194
SPQR Matt
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)34 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare-headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev: DIVO PIO, Column surmounted by a statue of the deified Antoninus Pius standing left, holding an eagle and a long scepter, trellis work balustrade around large base.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, c. 161 AD

3.4 grams, 18.1 mm, 180°

RIC III Marcus Aurelius 440, RSC II 353, S5195

Ex: FORVM
1 commentsMatt Inglima
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)11 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: DIVO PIO, cult statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left, holding a branch and a scepter.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 162 AD

3.46 grams, 19.2 mm, 180°

RIC III M. Aurelius 442, RSC 352, S5194

Ex: FORVM
Matt Inglima
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Antoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, Ustrinum, RIC III 12666 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 - 161 A.D.
AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius

Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS, Bare headed bust facing right.
Reverse: CONSE-CRATIO, a four tiered Ustrinum, decorated with Garlands and Statues, surmounted by Antoninus Pius in a Quadriga. S - C across the fields.

Weight: 22.05 g, Diameter: 31 x 31 x 4 mm, Die axis: 330°, Mint: Rome, posthumous issue, struck in 161 A.D. in the joint reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Reference: RIC III 1266
Masis
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Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, Shrine, RIC III 4418 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 – 161 A.D.

Coin: AR Denarius

Obverse: DIVVS-ANTONINVS, Bare-headed bust facing right.
Reverse: DIVO-PIO, Large Shrine, with the doors closed.

Weight: 2.61 g, Diameter: 16.5 x 17 x 1.5 mm, Die axis: 330°, Mint: Rome, struck in 162 A.D., issued during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, Reference: RIC III 441
Masis
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Antoninus Pius, Divus * Eagle on Altar, 161 AD. AR Denarius145 views
Commemorative Divus Antoninus Pius * Eagle on Altar, Silver Denarius
Struck by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus in 161 AD, on the death of Antoninus Pius in memory of the latter and commemoration of his deification by Will of the people &nd the Senate.

Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS * bare head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head turned left, on garlanded altar.

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Rome
Struck: 161 AD.

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 3.41 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Beautiful, clear, bright luster, great details and high-relief. Nicely centered and well-struck.

Refs:*
Sear, 1301
Cohen, 154
RSC, 155/6.
Van Meter, 136
RIC III, 430 (Marcus Aurelius)
BMCRE, 48 (Marcus Aurelius)
Sear RCV II (2002), 5190, page 335

3 commentsTiathena
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 601, Sestertius of AD 144 (betrothal M. Aurelius & Faustina Jr.)36 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.28g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: CON-COR-DIAE around, [S C in ex.,] Marcus Aurelius & Faustina Jr. clasping hands before large statues of Antoninus & Faustina.
RIC 601; BMCRE 1236; Cohen 146 (fr.40); Strack 826 (4 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 60 (14 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 127/45a
Ex Künker Auction 262
2 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 601, Sestertius of AD 144 (betrothal M.Aurelius & Faustina)51 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.4g, Ø35mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: CON COR DIAE (around) S C (in ex.), Marcus Aurelius, left and Faustina Filia, daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Mater, right, as small figures, clasping hands over altar and before large statues on pedestals of Antoninus Pius and the Faustina Mater (died AD 141). The statues also clasp hands, and the that of Antoninus holds a Victory figurine.
RIC 601 (S); BMCRE IV 1236-40; Cohen 146; Strack 826 (5 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 60 (14 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 127:45a; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4158

This type was issued on the occasion of the betrothal of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II, which probably took place during the Hilaria festival celebrated on 25 March 144. According to the Life of Marcus, ch. 6, the real betrothel took place as early as 139, but this may refer to the private arrangement, the coin to the public ceremony (see RIC).
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 601, Sestertius of AD 144 (betrothal M.Aurelius & Faustina) 55 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.3g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: CON COR DIAE (around) S C (in ex.), Marcus Aurelius, left and Faustina Filia, right, as small figures, clasping hands over altar and before large statues on pedestals of Antoninus Pius and the Faustina Mater (died AD 141). The statues also clasp hands, and that of Antoninus holds a Victory figurine.
RIC 601 (S); BMCRE IV 1236-40; Cohen 146; Strack 826 (5 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 60 (14 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 127:45a; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4158

This type was issued on the occasion of the betrothal of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II, which probably took place during the Hilaria festival celebrated on 25 March 144. According to the Life of Marcus, ch. 6, the real betrothel took place as early as 139, but this may refer to the private arrangement, the coin to the public ceremony (see RIC).
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 628b, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Pius and Aurelius)54 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.5g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: S C (in ex.) Pius and Aurelius seated left on platform holding paterae, flanked by lictors.
RIC 628b (R), Cohen 764, BMC 1297, Strack 869, Banti 375 (1 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4225.

Issued on the occasion of the joint consulate with Marcus Aurelius in AD 140, celebrated with a second donative.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 774, Sestertius of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)62 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.3g, Ø 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 144, Rome
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P, laurate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: AVG IIII COS IIII (around), LIBERALITAS (in ex.), S C (in field), Antoninus Pius seated on platform, officer behind, Liberalitas in front, citizen standing below, before platform.
RIC 774 (R); Cohen 498; Strack 984; Banti 211 (14 spec.); RHC 127:47
ex MPO (2002)

Issued to celebrate a fourth donative given on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 819, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)67 viewsÆ As (12.2g, Ø28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LI BERA LIT AS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus ("counting board") and cornucopiae; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 819(*); Cohen 500(*); BMC 1750; Strack 991
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete obverse legend.
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1996)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 820, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)63 viewsÆ As (11.0g, Ø26mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LIBER ALI TAS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a curul chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus "counting board") and cornucopiae; behind is standing an officer; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 820(*); Cohen 501(*); BMC 1751; Strack 992
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete legend.
ex G. Henzen (Netherlands, 1998)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 857, Sestertius of AD 149 (Temporum Felicitas) 59 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.4g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TEMPORVM FELICITAS (around) COS IIII (below) S C (in field), Busts of infants on crossed cornucopiae.
RIC 857(S); BMC 1827; Cohen 813; Strack 1026; Banti 410 (23 spec.); RHC 130:70

Issued to commemorate the birth of the Antoninus Pius' grand children Lucilla and T.Aurelius Antoninus, twins to Marcus Aurelius and Faustina in AD 149. Only Lucilla survived, the boy died that same year. (This legend was used again in the abbreviated form "TEMPOR FELIC" 12 years later, in AD 161 to celebrate the birth of second twins: Commodus and Antoninus).
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1002, Sestertius of AD 159 (Pietas)40 viewsÆ sestertius (22.3, Ø30mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII , laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: PIETATI AVG COS IIII (around) S C (in field), Faustina as Pietas standing left, holding apple and, on her left arm, an infant; two children beside her.
RIC 1002 (C); BMC 2061-62; Cohen 620; Strack 1164; Foss (RHC) 132:89

This type refers to the growth of the family of Aurelius and Faustina Filia: Faustina holding new born infant Fadilla, while Faustina and Lucilla, age 13 and 10 respectively, stand beside her.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1031, Sestertius of AD 159-16033 viewsÆ sestertius (22.3, Ø30mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 159-160.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII , laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: PIETATI AVG COS IIII (around) S C (in field), Faustina as Pietas standing left, holding apple, and on her left arm an infant, two children beside her.
RIC 1031 (C); BMC 2089-00; Foss (RHC) 132:89

This type refers to the growth of the family of Aurelius and Faustina Minor: Faustina is holds the new born infant Fadilla, while Faustina and Lucilla, age 13 and 10 respectively, stand by her sides.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1211, Sestertius of AD 140 (Marcus Aurelius) 29 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.8g, Ø34mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS S C, bare head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
RIC 1211; BMC 1208; Cohen 28; Strack 911.
(note error in RIC 1211 for rev.: "Head, laureate r." instead of "Head, bare r.")
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1212, Sestertius of AD 140 (A. Pius & M. Aurelius)15 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.3g, Ø34mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS around, S C below bust, bare, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right.
RIC 1212; BMCRE 1209; Cohen 34; Strack 912; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4526; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125/21
Ex G.Henzen, Amerongen (1997).

Issued to mark the joint consulate with Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 140, celebrated with a second donative (first one was in A.D. 139).

Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1228, As of AD 140-144 (Marcus Aurelius)46 viewsÆ As (11.2g, Ø28mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: AVRELIVS CAES(AR AVG P II F COS) (around), S C (below), draped bare-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
RIC 1228; Cohen 41; Strack 916
ex Cayón Auction June 2009
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius- RIC 43822 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius Denarius.
161 AD, M. Aurelius.
DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right, drapery on far shoulder /
CONSECRATIO, four tiered funeral pyre surmounted by quadriga.
xokleng
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Antoninus Pius: CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre13 viewsDivus Antoninus Pius Denarius. 161 AD. DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right, drapery on far shoulder / CONSECRATIO, four tiered funeral pyre surmounted by quadriga. RIC 438 [Aurelius], RSC 164a, BMC 60. Sear RCV II: 5193.Podiceps
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ANTONIUS PIUS Sestertius RIC 1266 (Marcus Aurelius), CONSECRATIO24 viewsOBV: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right
REV: CONSECRATIO, four tiered funeral pyre surmounted by Antoninus in a quadriga, SC in ex.
25g, 31mm

Minted at Rome, 169 AD
Legatus
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Apollonia-Mordiaeum, Pisidia; AE 34.2; Zeus seated l.9 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Pisidia, Apollonia-Mordiaeum, AE 34.2mm, 23.97g; ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ, Head of Marcus Aurelius laureate r. / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, Zeus seated l. Aulock Pisidien 89; Aulock 4992. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Aquileia AQS33 viewsAquileia

A former city of the Roman Empire, situated at the head of the Adriatic, on what is now the Austrian sea-coast, in the country of Goerz, at the confluence of the Anse an the Torre. It was for many centuries the seat of a famous Western patriarchate, and as such plays and important part in ecclesiastical history, particularly in that of the Holy See and Northern Italy.

The site is now known as Aglar, a village of 1500 inhabitants. The city arose (180 B.C.) on the narrow strip between the mountains and the lagoons, during the Illyrian wars, as a means of checking the advance of that warlike people. Its commerce grew rapidly, and when Marcus Aurelius made it (168) the principal fortress of the empire against the barbarians of the North and East, it rose to the acme of its greatness and soon had a population of 100,000. It was pillaged in 238 by the Emperor Maximinus, and it was so utterly destroyed in 452 by Attila, that it was afterwards hard to recognize its original site. The Roman inhabitants, together with those of smaller towns in the neighbourhood, fled to the lagoons, and so laid the foundations of the city of Venice. Aquileia arose again, but much diminished, and was once more destroyed (590) by the Lombards; after which it came under the Dukes of Friuli, was again a city of the Empire under Charlemagne, and in the eleventh century became a feudal possesion of its patriarch, whose temporal authority, however, was constantly disputed and assailed by the territorial nobility.

002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS Aquileia

RIC VII Aquileia 129 R4

Ex-Varangian
ecoli
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As, Mars standing right43 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD, As, Rome, 174 AD, 9.39g. BM-1478, C-432 (5 Fr). RIC 1106. obv. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, Laureate bust r. / MARTI VICTORI IMP VI COS III, Mars stg. r., holding spear and setting hand on shield inscribed SC; under shield, captive. aVF; minor area of weak strike; some light corrosion. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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As, Pietas7 viewsMarcus Aurelius Æ As. Rev. (TR P)OT....COS III S C, Pietas standing left dropping incense on altar and holding incense box. 10.2 g 24 mmPodiceps
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As; CONSECRATIO S-C, eagle standing right on globe, head left10 viewsDivus Aurelius Æ As. 26mm. DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO S-C, eagle standing right on globe, head left. Ex Roma NumismaticsPodiceps
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Asia Minor, Cappadocia, Caesarea, Marcus Aurelius23 viewsMarcus Aurelius
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
AR didrachm
Obv.: AYTOKP ANTωNEINOC CEB, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right
Rev.: ΥΠΑTOC Γ, Mt. Argaeus, star above
Ar, 19,7mm, 6.6g
Ref.: Metcalf 130b. Sydenham 328
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Marcus Aurelius, Artemis, stag 21 viewsLydia, Hierocaesarea
Marcus Aurelius (Caesar)
Obv: [Μ] ΑV οVΗΡοС [ΚΑΙСΑΡ], bare-headed, lightly bearded bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩΝ, Artemis standing, right., drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; to right, stag
AE, 5.47g, 19mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 4, 2823 (temporary)
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Maionia, Marcus Aurelius, Artemis Ephesia 16 viewsMarcus Aurelius
Lydia, Maionia
AD 161-180
Obv.: M AVPЄΛIOC HPOC KAI, head right.
Rev.: : MAIO NΩN, statue of Artemis Ephesia
AE, 3.5g, 17.5mm
Ref.: BMC 39
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Asia Minor, Pamphylia, Perge, Marcus Aurelius23 viewsMarcus Aurelius
Pamphylia, Perge
AE20
Obv.: ΚΑΙCΑP ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟC, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right
Rev.: APTЄMIΔOC ПЄPΓAIAC, Artemis advancing left, head right, holding bow and arrow or torch
AE, 4.61g, 21mm
Ref.: SLG DUESSELDORF 07136(1)
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Asia Minor, Pamphylia, Perge, Marcus Aurelius, Artemis22 viewsMarcus Aurelius
Pamphylia, Perge
AE19
Obv: AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNINOC CЄ, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Artemis standing right, holding bow and arrow, with quiver over shoulder.
AE, 4.58g, 19 mm
RPC IV online 10659
Ex Gitbud&Naumann, auction, 34, lot766
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Augusta Traiana Marcus Aurelius Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)41 viewsMarcus Aurelius

AE 31 14.39g

Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)

Obv: AV KAI M AVPH | ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate cuirassed bust right

Rev: HΓE TOVΛ M[AΞI]MOV AVΓOVC[THC
Ex: TPAIANHC
Zeus enthroned left holding scepter and patera


Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis # 20 p. 57 depicted Tafel 2 rev, obv Tafel 1; Varbanov ( E) II 876-7; BMC -; Mionnet –


Dark tan patina
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Augusta Traiana Marcus Aurelius Tullius Maximus River-god38 viewsAE 32 20.17g

Marcus Aurelius

Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)

Obv: AV KAI M AVPH | ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: HΓE TOVΛ MAΞIMOV AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC (inscribed circularly)
Recumbent river god left holding waterplant; water flowing from overturned urn underneath

thick fabric with contrasting, rough patina

Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis #8 (depicted Tafel 1); Varbanov (E) II 870 (depicted p.79); BMC -; Mionnet -; SNG Cop-


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Aurelius Rufus25 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


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Barbarous Denarius of Faustina II41 viewsImitating RIC 676 (Marcus Aurelius)
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Bust r.
Rev: FECVND AVGVSTAE
Fecunditas standing l. between two girls and holding two infants in her arms.
18mm, 2.54g
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Barbar_037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III , Rome, IIO-NOS, Honos standing facing,86 viewsBarbar_037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III , Rome, IIO-NOS, Honos standing facing,
avers:- IVAIIIVCCAR-TAIIAVCIIII, bare head right. (Confused text)
revers:- IIO-NOS, Honos standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 25,7g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-, p- , C-,
Q-001
quadrans
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BCC CM1 (BCC 1)123 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Marcus Aurelius 161-180C.E.
(as Caesar) 139-161 C.E.
OBV: ANTON AVG P F AVRELIO CAES
Bare-headed, draped bust right,
viewed from behind.
REV:COL PRIM FL AVG CAESAREA
Bust of Serapis right, viewed from
the front, wearing modius.
AE 24mm approx. 11.5g. Axis: 0
Kadman 38v. (obverse and reverse inscription)
Natural black toning.
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BCC CM2332 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Marcus Aurelius 161-180CE
Obv: [IMP M AVR ANT]ONIN[VS AVG]
Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev:COL PR FL AVG CAESAREA
Bust of Serapis, draped, wearing ornate modius, to right.
AE 22mm 11.23g. Axis:0
Kadman 40
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BCC rgp30 (BCC 19)33 viewsRoman Provincial
Aelia Capitolina-Jerusalem
Antoninus Pius - Marcus Aurelius
Obv:IMP ANTONIN[VS] AVG [P]PP
Luar, draped bust rt.
Rev:AVRELIO CAES A[ ] CAC
Bareheaded, draped, bust rt.
Axis:180 AE22x20mm. approx. 9.0g.
Meshorer 38
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BCC rgp3425 viewsRoman Provincial
Neapolis-Samaria
Marcus Aurelius 161-180 CE
Obv:[ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΜΑΡ] ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤ[WΝΙ..]
Radiate head right.
Rev:ΦΛ ΝΕΑC ΠΟΛΕ[WC CΥΡΙΑC ΠΑΛΑΙ]
Nude Apollo standing facing, head left,
holding laurel branch and bow.
In field, date: [ET g]
17x18mm. 2.56gm. Axis:0
RPC on-line temp #4016
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BCC RI32 (was BCC 43)33 viewsRoman Imperial
AR Denarius
Faustina II 146-176 CE
wife of Marcus Aurelius
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right
Rev: VENVS Venus standing left holding apple
in right hand, scepter in left.
17mm. 3.14 gm. axis:0
possible ref: RIC III 728
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BCC RI35x22 viewsRoman Imperial
Caesarea Maritima AR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius as Caesar 139-161CE
Obv:AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F
Bare head to right.
Rev: TR POT XII COS II
Spes standing left holding flower
and raising hem.
18x16mm 3.4gm. Axis:0
Possible ref. RIC Antoninus Pius 476
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BCC RI828 viewsRoman Imperial BCC RI8
Marcus Aurelius 161-180C.E.
AE Dupondius
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII
Radiate head right.
Rev:SALVTI AVG COS III S C
Salus standing left, feeding snake entwined
on and rising from altar, holding scepter.
25.5mm. 10.85gm. Axis: 0
RIC 982 Sear 1349 (1981)
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Before and after Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ72 views Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ20
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Apollo standing left, leaning on tripod, extending right hand towards serpent.
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Bithynia, Nicomedia. Marcus Aurelius AE27.62 viewsObv: AVT K M AVR ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: MHTR NEWKO NEIKOMH, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, two corn-ears at neck.
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Severus Alexander, Rec.Gen. 600 (rev. only), unpublished35 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 22, 6.87g
struck AD 222 (as Caesar)
obv. M AVR ALEZANDROC KAIC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKAIE - WN
Nymph Nikaia, in long dress ans wearing mural crown, stg. l., holding patera(?) in l. hand and resting with r. hand on a thyrsos with a gnarled staff
ref.: Rec.Gen. 600, pl.82, 27 (rev. only), apparently unpublished
Very rare, F+
Thanks to archivum and Curtis Clay for their help to attribute this coin.

There is another type of Nikaia for Marcus Aurelius showing the nymph Nikaia empting a kantharos and with a tree behind entwined by a snake, Rec.Gen. 178, pl. 71.10.
Jochen
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Bostra; Decapolis, AE14; Tyche5 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 7 March 161- 17 March 180 A.D., Bostra, Decapolis. Bronze AE 14, Spijkerman 20, 14mm, Bostra mint, AYPHΛIOC KAICAP, bare headed cuirassed bust right; reverse TYXHN TPAI BOC, turreted and draped bust of Tyche rightPodiceps
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Bust of Marcus Aurelius from the British museum328 viewsareich
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Bust right in oval punch203 viewsPHOENICIA. Aradus. Trajan. Æ 24. A.D. 115-117 (year 374 or 375). Obv: (AYTOKPNEPTPAIANOCAPICTKAICCEBΓEPΔAKΠAPΘ) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (Δ or E)OT to left, 9 to right, (APADIWN) beneath. Tyche, nude to the waist, seated left on rudder, her right hand on the tiller, her left holding cornucopia with bunch of grapes. Ref: BMC 371-373 or 378. Axis: 360°. Weight: 11.03 g. CM: Bust right in oval punch, 5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 171-172 (?). Note: Howgego notes two coins from Aradus (Domitian and Marcus Aurelius/Lucius Verus) bearing somewhat similar countermarks. Collection Automan.Automan
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C TITINI XVI - Denarius, Crawford 226/1b13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 141 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “XVI” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Victory in biga right, holding whip in right hand and reins in left; below, C TITINI; in linear frame, ROMA.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.93 gm.
Reference: Crawford 226/1b
Provenance: Astarte XX, Lot 65; 30-Oct-2009.

Comments:
This is the scarce elegant style version of this otherwise common issue. In his introduction to RRC, Crawford says:

“…with the issue of C. Titinius, however,
a new style appears, with a rounded ornate head of Roma decorated by a necklace
of pendants instead of a necklace of beads. This new style reappears intermittently,
in the issues of M. Aurelius Cota (no. 229), M. Baebius Tampilus (no. 236) and C.
Serveilius M.f. (no. 239); it also influences what may be called the old style, so that the heads become broader while retaining basically the same features. The original
version of this style appears for the last time in the issues of C. Valerius Flaccus
(no. 228) and M. Aurelius Cota (no. 229)”

I have never seen an example of this style for C. Valerius Flaccus and Crawford does not call it out in his catalog, though he does for M. Aurelius Cota.

The reverse is slightly off-center, obscuring the far horse head so it isn’t complete. Otherwise the coin is GEF and among the finest dies of this engraver.
Steve B5
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Caesarea Paneas (Baniyas, Israel) - Marcus Aurelius20 views[...] AN TωNE[INOC] , laureate bust right
[...] / KAICAP / ΠANIA / ΔOC in wreath
15 mm
Ginolerhino
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Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, 284 - 305 AD53 viewsObv: A K Г OVA ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped bust of Diocletian facing right.

Rev: Homonia standing left, raising her right hand and holding a double cornucopia, a star in field to left, L/B (reginal year 2) in field.

Billon Tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, 285 - 286 AD

6.3 grams, 18.8 mm, 0°

Not in Sear
SPQR Coins
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Cappadocia, Caesarea, Marcus Aurelius Sear 166153 viewsMarcus Aurelius AD 161-180
AR - didrachm, 6.77g, 20.93mm
obv. AVTOKR ANTWNEINOC CEB
bare head, r., typical curled hair
rev. VΠA - TOC Γ
Agalma of Mt. Argaeus, star above summit
Metcalf 130a; Sydenham 327; Sear GIC 1661 var.
scarce, VF, lightly toned
Jochen
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CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Marcus Aurelius14 viewsCAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AR Didrachm (21mm, 6.15 g, 6h). Struck AD 161-166. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star. Metcalf, Caesarea 130d; Sydenham, Caesarea 329.ecoli
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CARACALLA 54 viewsCARACALLA (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus August), Caesar 196–211 AD, August 211–217 AD
AR denarius, Rome, struck 217 AD, 3,28 grams, 18,35 mm, silver, RIC 289c, Sear 6846 (2000 edition)
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM , laureate head right
Rev: P M TR P XX COS IIII P P , Serapis, wearing polos on head, standing left, holding wreath of corn-ears & scepter _7500

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