Mar 29 2018

LUCIUS VERUS Marcus Aurelius Co-Emperor Ancient Silver Roman Rome Coin i57971

LUCIUS VERUS Marcus Aurelius Co-Emperor Ancient Silver Roman Rome Coin i57971

LUCIUS VERUS Marcus Aurelius Co-Emperor Ancient Silver Roman Rome Coin i57971

Item: i57971 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Lucius Verus – Roman Emperor: 161-169 A. Silver Denarius 18mm (3.24 grams) Rome mint, 168 A. Reference: BM-481, C-318, RIC-595 L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Head laureate right. TR P VIII IMP V COS III Aequitas seated l. Holding scales and cornucopia. Aequitas (genitive aequitatis) is the Latin concept of justice, equality, conformity, symmetry, or fairness. It is the origin of the English word “equity”. In ancient Rome , it could refer to either the legal concept of equity , or fairness between individuals. Cicero defined aequitas as “tripartite”: the first, he said, pertained to the gods above (ad superos deos) and is equivalent to pietas , religious obligation; the second, to the Manes , the underworld spirits or spirits of the dead, and was sanctitas , that which is sacred; and the third pertaining to human beings (homines) was iustitia , “justice”. During the Roman Empire , Aequitas as a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor , under the name Aequitas Augusti , which also appeared on coins. She is depicted on coins holding a cornucopia and a balance scale (libra) , which was more often a symbol of “honest measure” to the Romans than of justice. (co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius). Lucius Aurelius Verus (15 December 130 169), born as Lucius Ceionius Commodus , known simply as Lucius Verus , was Roman co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius (161180), from 161 until his death. Early life and career. Verus was the son of Avidia Plautia and Lucius Aelius Caesar , the adopted son, and intended successor, of Emperor Hadrian (117138). When Aelius Caesar died in 138, Hadrian chose Antoninus Pius (138161) as his successor, on the condition that Antoninus adopt both Verus (then seven years old) and Marcus Aurelius , Hadrian’s nephew. As an imperial prince, Verus received careful education from the most famous grammaticus Marcus Cornelius Fronto. Verus is reported to have been an excellent student, fond of writing poetry and delivering speeches. Verus had two sisters. One sister Ceionia Fabia was engaged to Marcus Aurelius in 136. However Marcus Aurelius in 138, broke off the engagement to Fabia. Aurelius was adopted by emperor Antoninus Pius and was engaged to Antoninus daughter Faustina the Younger whom he later married. Lucius had another sister Ceionia Plautia, but little is known about the sisters. Verus’ political career started as quaestor in 153 and then as consul in 154. In 161, he was once again consul, with Marcus Aurelius as senior partner. Accession of Lucius and Marcus, 161. Antoninus died on 7 March 161, and was succeeded by Marcus Aurelius. Although Marcus had no personal affection for Hadrian (significantly, he does not thank him in the first book of his Meditations), he presumably believed it his duty to enact the man’s succession plans. Thus, although the senate planned to confirm Marcus alone, he refused to take office unless Lucius received equal powers. The senate accepted, granting Lucius the imperium , the tribunician power, and the name Augustus. Marcus became, in official titulature, Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; Lucius, forgoing his name Commodus and taking Marcus’ family name, Verus, became Imperator Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus. It was the first time that Rome was ruled by two emperors. In spite of their nominal equality, Marcus held more auctoritas , or “authority”, than Verus. He had been consul once more than Lucius, he had shared in Pius’ administration, and he alone was Pontifex Maximus. It would have been clear to the public which emperor was the more senior. Castra Praetoria , the camp of the praetorian guard. Lucius addressed the assembled troops, which then acclaimed the pair as imperatores. Then, like every new emperor since Claudius, Lucius promised the troops a special donative. This donative, however, was twice the size of those past: 20,000 sesterces (5,000 denarii) per capita, more to officers. In return for this bounty, equivalent to several years’ pay, the troops swore an oath to protect the emperors. Pius’ funeral ceremonies were, in the words of the biographer, “elaborate”. If his funeral followed the pattern of past funerals, his body would have been incinerated on a pyre at the Campus Martius , while his spirit would rise to the gods’ home in the heavens. Marcus and Lucius nominated their father for deification. In contrast to their behavior during Pius’ campaign to deify Hadrian, the senate did not oppose the emperors’ wishes. A flamen , or cultic priest, was appointed to minister the cult of the deified Pius, now Divus Antoninus. Pius’ remains were laid to rest in the Hadrian’s mausoleum, beside the remains of Marcus’ children and of Hadrian himself. The temple he had dedicated to his wife, Diva Faustina, became the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. It survives as the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda. Soon after the emperors’ accession, Marcus’ eleven-year-old daughter, Annia Lucilla, was betrothed to Lucius (in spite of the fact that he was, formally, her uncle). At the ceremonies commemorating the event, new provisions were made for the support of poor children, along the lines of earlier imperial foundations. Marcus and Lucius proved popular with the people of Rome, who strongly approved of their civiliter (“lacking pomp”) behavior. The emperors permitted free speech, evinced by the fact that the comedy writer Marullus was able to criticize them without suffering retribution. At any other time, under any other emperor, he would have been executed. But it was a peaceful time, a forgiving time. And thus, as the biographer wrote, No one missed the lenient ways of Pius. He sent a note to the imperial freedman Charilas, asking if he could call on the emperors. Fronto would later explain that he had not dared to write the emperors directly. The tutor was immensely proud of his students. Reflecting on the speech he had written on taking his consulship in 143, when he had praised the young Marcus, Fronto was ebullient: There was then an outstanding natural ability in you; there is now perfected excellence. There was then a crop of growing corn; there is now a ripe, gathered harvest. What I was hoping for then, I have now. The hope has become a reality. Fronto called on Marcus alone; neither thought to invite Lucius. Lucius was less esteemed by his tutor than his brother, as his interests were on a lower level. Lucius asked Fronto to adjudicate in a dispute he and his friend Calpurnius were having on the relative merits of two actors. Marcus told Fronto of his reading Coelius and a little Ciceroand his family. His daughters were in Rome, with their great-great-aunt Matilda; Marcus thought the evening air of the country was too cold for them. The emperors’ early reign proceeded smoothly. Marcus was able to give himself wholly to philosophy and the pursuit of popular affection. Some minor troubles cropped up in the spring; there would be more later. In the spring of 162, the Tiber flooded over its banks, destroying much of Rome. It drowned many animals, leaving the city in famine. Marcus and Lucius gave the crisis their personal attention. In other times of famine, the emperors are said to have provided for the Italian communities out of the Roman granaries. For details, see: RomanParthian War of 16166. See also: RomanPersian Wars. Origins to Lucius’ dispatch, 16162. Vologases IV of Parthia , made his move in late summer or early autumn 161. Vologases entered the Kingdom of Armenia (then a Roman client state), expelled its king and installed his ownPacorus, an Arsacid like himself. At the time of the invasion, the governor of Syria was L. Attidius had been retained as governor even though his term ended in 161, presumably to avoid giving the Parthians the chance to wrong-foot his replacement. The governor of Cappadocia, the front-line in all Armenian conflicts, was Marcus Sedatius Severianus, a Gaul with much experience in military matters. But living in the east had a deleterious effect on his character. The confidence man Alexander of Abonutichus , a prophet who carried a snake named Glycon around with him, had enraptured Severianus, as he had many others. Father-in-law to the respected senator P. Mummius Sisenna Rutilianus, then-proconsul of Asia, Abonutichus was friends with many members of the east Roman elite. Alexander convinced Severianus that he could defeat the Parthians easily, and win glory for himself. Severianus led a legion (perhaps the IX Hispana) into Armenia, but was trapped by the great Parthian general Chosrhoes at Elegia, a town just beyond the Cappadocian frontiers, high up past the headwaters of the Euphrates. Severianus made some attempt to fight Chosrhoes, but soon realized the futility of his campaign, and committed suicide. His legion was massacred. The campaign had only lasted three days. There was threat of war on other frontiers as wellin Britain, and in Raetia and Upper Germany , where the Chatti of the Taunus mountains had recently crossed over the limes. Pius seems to have given him no military experience; the biographer writes that Marcus spent the whole of Pius’ twenty-three-year reign at his emperor’s sideand not in the provinces, where most previous emperors had spent their early careers. Marcus made the necessary appointments: Marcus Statius Priscus , the governor of Britain, was sent to replace Severianus as governor of Cappadocia. Sextus Calpurnius Agricola would take Priscus’ former office. More bad news arrived: Attidius Cornelianus’ army had been defeated in battle against the Parthians, and retreated in disarray. Reinforcements were dispatched for the Parthian frontier. Julius Geminius Marcianus, an African senator commanding X Gemina at Vindobona (Vienna), left for Cappadocia with detachments from the Danubian legions. Three full legions were also sent east: I Minervia from Bonn in Upper Germany, II Adiutrix from Aquincum, and V Macedonica from Troesmis. The norther frontiers were strategically weakened; frontier governors were told to avoid conflict wherever possible. Attidius Cornelianus himself was replaced by M. Annius Libo, Marcus’ first cousin. He was younghis first consulship was in 161, so he was probably in his early thirtiesand, as a mere patrician, lacked military experience. Marcus had chosen a reliable man rather than a talented one. Marcus took a four-day public holiday at Alsium , a resort town on the Etrurian coast. He was too anxious to relax. Writing to Fronto, he declared that he would not speak about his holiday. Fronto replied ironically: What? Do I not know that you went to Alsium with the intention of devoting yourself to games, joking and complete leisure for four whole days? He encouraged Marcus to rest, calling on the example of his predecessors (Pius had enjoyed exercise in the palaestra , fishing, and comedy), going so far as to write up a fable about the gods’ division of the day between morning and eveningMarcus had apparently been spending most of his evenings on judicial matters instead of at leisure. Marcus could not take Fronto’s advice. Marcus put on Fronto’s voice to chastise himself:’Much good has my advice done you’, you will say! ” He had rested, and would rest often, but “this devotion to duty! Who knows better than you how demanding it is! Fronto sent Marcus a selection of reading material, including Cicero’s pro lege Manilia , in which the orator had argued in favor of Pompey taking supreme command in the Mithridatic War. It was an apt reference (Pompey’s war had taken him to Armenia), and may have had some impact on the decision to send Lucius to the eastern front. You will find in it many chapters aptly suited to your present counsels, concerning the choice of army commanders, the interests of allies, the protection of provinces, the discipline of the soldiers, the qualifications required for commanders in the field and elsewhere… To settle his unease over the course of the Parthian war, Fronto wrote Marcus a long and considered letter, full of historical references. In modern editions of Fronto’s works, it is labeled De bello Parthico (On the Parthian War). There had been reverses in Rome’s past, Fronto writes, at Allia , at Caudium , at Cannae , at Numantia , Cirta , and Carrhae ; under Trajan, Hadrian, and Pius; but, in the end, Romans had always prevailed over their enemies: “always and everywhere [Mars] has changed our troubles into successes and our terrors into triumphs”. Lucius’ dispatch and journey east, 16263? Furius Victorinus, one of the two praetorian prefects, was sent with Lucius, as were a pair of senators, M. Pontius Laelianus Larcius Sabinus and M. Iallius Bassus, and part of the praetorian guard. Victorinus had previously served as procurator of Galatia, giving him some experience with eastern affairs. Moreover, he was far more qualified than his praetorian partner, Cornelius Repentinus , who was said to owe his office to the influence of Pius’ mistress Galeria Lysistrate. Repentius had the rank of a senator, but no real access to senatorial circleshis was merely a decorative title. Since a prefect had to accompany the guard, Victorinus was the clear choice. Laelianus had been governor of both Pannonias and governor of Syria in 153; he hence had first-hand knowledge of the eastern army and military strategy on the frontiers. He was made comes Augustorum (“companion of the emperors”) for his service. Laelianus was, in the words of Fronto, “a serious man and an old-fashioned disciplinarian”. Bassus had been governor of Lower Moesia, and was also made comes. The fleet of Misenum was charged with transporting the emperor and general communications and transport. Verus continued eastward via a Corinth and Athens , accompanied by musicians and singers as if in a royal progress. At Athens he stayed with Herodes Atticus, and joined the Eleusinian Mysteries. During sacrifice, a falling star was observed in the sky, shooting west to east. He stopped in Ephesus , where he is attested at the estate of the local aristocrat Vedius Antoninus, and made an unexpected stopover at Erythrae. It is not known how long Verus’ journey east took; he might not have arrived in Antioch until after 162. Statius Priscus, meanwhile, must have already arrived in Cappadocia; he would earn fame in 163 for successful generalship. Luxury, dissolution, and logistics at Antioch, 162? Antioch from the southwest engraving by William Miller after a drawing by H. Warren from a sketch by Captain Byam Martin , R. Lucius spent most of the campaign in Antioch, though he wintered at Laodicea and summered at Daphne , a resort just outside Antioch. He took up a mistress named Panthea, from Smyrna. The biographer calls her a “low-born girl-friend”, but she is probably closer to Lucian’s “woman of perfect beauty”, more beautiful than any of Phidias and Praxiteles’ statues. Polite, caring, humble, she sang to the lyre perfectly and spoke clear Ionic Greek , spiced with Attic wit. Panthea read Lucian’s first draft, and criticized him for flattery. He had compared her to a goddess, which frightened hershe did not want to become the next Cassiopeia. She had power, too. She made Lucius shave his beard for her. The Syrians mocked him for this, as they did for much else. Critics declaimed Lucius’ luxurious lifestyle. He had taken to gambling, they said; he would “dice the whole night through”. He enjoyed the company of actors. He made a special request for dispatches from Rome, to keep him updated on how his chariot teams were doing. He brought a golden statue of the Greens’ horse Volucer around with him, as a token of his team spirit. Fronto defended his pupil against some of these claims: the Roman people needed Lucius’ bread and circuses to keep them in check. This, at least, is how the biographer has it. The whole section of the vita dealing with Lucius’ debaucheries (HA Verus 4.46.6) is an insertion into a narrative otherwise entirely cribbed from an earlier source. Some few passages seem genuine; others take and elaborate something from the original. The rest is by the biographer himself, relying on nothing better than his own imagination. Lucius faced quite a task. Fronto described the scene in terms recalling Corbulo’s arrival one hundred years before. The Syrian army had turned soft during the east’s long peace. They spent more time at the city’s open-air caf├ęs than in their quarters. Under Lucius, training was stepped up. Pontius Laelianus ordered that their saddles be stripped of their padding. Gambling and drinking were sternly policed. Fronto wrote that Lucius was on foot at the head of his army as often as on horseback. He personally inspected soldiers in the field and at camp, including the sick bay. Lucius sent Fronto few messages at the beginning of the war. He sent Fronto a letter apologizing for his silence. He would not detail plans that could change within a day, he wrote. Moreover, there was little thus far to show for his work: “not even yet has anything been accomplished such as to make me wish to invite you to share in the joy”. Lucius did not want Fronto to suffer the anxieties that had kept him up day and night. One reason for Lucius’ reticence may have been the collapse of Parthian negotiations after the Roman conquest of Armenia. Lucius’ presentation of terms was seen as cowardice. The Parthians were not in the mood for peace. Lucius needed to make extensive imports into Antioch, so he opened a sailing route up the Orontes. Because the river breaks across a cliff before reaching the city, Lucius ordered that a new canal be dug. After the project was completed, the Orontes’ old riverbed dried up, exposing massive bonesthe bones of a giant. Pausanias says they were from a beast “more than eleven cubits” tall; Philostratus says the it was “thirty cubits” tall. The oracle at Claros declared that they were the bones of the river’s spirit. In the middle of the war, perhaps in autumn 163 or early 164, Lucius made a trip to Ephesus to be married to Marcus’ daughter Lucilla. Lucilla’s thirteenth birthday was in March 163; whatever the date of her marriage, she was not yet fifteen. Marcus had moved up the date: perhaps stories of Panthea had disturbed him. Lucilla was accompanied by her mother Faustina and M. Vettulenus Civica Barbarus, the half-brother of Lucius’ father. Marcus may have planned to accompany them all the way to Smyrna (the biographer says he told the senate he would); this did not happen. Lucilla would bear three of Lucius’ children in the coming years. Lucilla became Lucilla Augusta. Counterattack and victory, 16366. I Minervia and V Macedonica, under the legates M. Claudius Fronto and P. Martius Verus, served under Statius Priscus in Armenia, earning success for Roman arms during the campaign season of 163, including the capture of the Armenian capital Artaxata. At the end of the year, Verus took the title Armeniacus , despite having never seen combat; Marcus declined to accept the title until the following year. When Lucius was hailed as imperator again, however, Marcus did not hesitate to take the Imperator II with him. The army of Syria was reinforced by II Adiutrix and Danubian legions under X Gemina’s legate Geminius Marcianus. Occupied Armenia was reconstructed on Roman terms. In 164, a new capital, Kaine Polis (‘New City’), replaced Artaxata. On Birley’s reckoning, it was thirty miles closer to the Roman border. Detachments from Cappadocian legions are attested at Echmiadzin , beneath the southern face of Mount Ararat , 400 km east of Satala. It would have meant a march of twenty days or more, through mountainous terrain, from the Roman border; a “remarkable example of imperialism”, in the words of Fergus Millar. A new king was installed: a Roman senator of consular rank and Arsacid descent, C. He may not even have been crowned in Armenia; the ceremony may have taken place in Antioch, or even Ephesus. Sohaemus was hailed on the imperial coinage of 164 under the legend. Verus sat on a throne with his staff while Sohamenus stood before him, saluting the emperor. In 163, while Statius Priscus was occupied in Armenia, the Parthians intervened in Osroene , a Roman client in upper Mesopotamia, just east of Syria, with its capital at Edessa. They deposed the country’s leader, Mannus, and replaced him with their own nominee, who would remain in office until 165. The Edessene coinage record actually begins at this point, with issues showing Vologases IV on the obverse and “Wael the king” (Syriac : W’L MLK’) on the reverse. In response, Roman forces were moved downstream, to cross the Euphrates at a more southerly point. On the evidence of Lucian, the Parthians still held the southern, Roman bank of the Euphrates (in Syria) as late as 163 (he refers to a battle at Sura, which is on the southern side of the river). Before the end of the year, however, Roman forces had moved north to occupy Dausara and Nicephorium on the northern, Parthian bank. Soon after the conquest of the north bank of the Euphrates, other Roman forces moved on Osroene from Armenia, taking Anthemusia, a town south-west of Edessa. There was little movement in 164; most of the year was spent on preparations for a renewed assault on Parthian territory. In 165, Roman forces, perhaps led by Martius Verus and the V Macedonica, moved on Mesopotamia. Edessa was re-occupied, Mannus re-installed. His coinage resumed, too:’Ma’nu the king’ (Syriac: M’NW MLK’) or Antonine dynasts on the obverse, and’King Mannos, friend of Romans’ (Greek: Basileus Mannos Philormaios) on the reverse. The Parthians retreated to Nisibis, but this too was besieged and captured. The Parthian army dispersed in the Tigris; their general Chosrhoes swam down the river and made his hideout in a cave. A second force, under Avidius Cassius and the III Gallica, moved down the Euphrates, and fought a major battle at Dura. By the end of the year, Cassius’ army had reached the twin metropolises of Mesopotamia: Seleucia on the right bank of the Tigris and Ctesiphon on the left. Ctesiphon was taken and its royal palace set to flame. The citizens of Seleucia, still largely Greek (the city had been commissioned and settled as a capital of the Seleucid empire , one of Alexander the Great’s successor kingdoms), opened its gates to the invaders. The city got sacked nonetheless, leaving a black mark on Lucius’ reputation. Excuses were sought, or invented: the official version had it that the Seleucids broke faith first. Whatever the case, the sacking marks a particularly destructive chapter in Seleucia’s long decline. Cassius’ army, although suffering from a shortage of supplies and the effects of a plague contracted in Seleucia, made it back to Roman territory safely. Iunius Maximus, a young tribunus laticlavius serving in III Gallica under Cassius, took the news of the victory to Rome. Maximus received a generous cash bounty (dona) for bringing the good news, and immediate promotion to the quaestorship. Lucius took the title Parthicus Maximus, and he and Marcus were hailed as imperatores again, earning the title’imp. Lucius took the title’Medicus’, and the emperors were again hailed as imperatores , becoming’imp. IV’ in imperial titulature. Marcus took the Parthicus Maximus now, after another tactful delay. Most of the credit for the war’s success must be ascribed to subordinate generals. The forces that advanced on Osroene were led by M. Claudius Fronto, an Asian provincial of Greek descent who had led I Minervia in Armenia under Priscus. He was probably the first senator in his family. Fronto was consul for 165, probably in honor of the capture of Edessa. Martius Verus had led V Macedonica to the front, and also served under Priscus. Martius Verus was a westerner, whose patria was perhaps Tolosa in Gallia Narbonensis. The most prominent general, however, was C. Avidius Cassius , commander of III Gallica, one of the Syrian legions. Cassius was young senator of low birth from the north Syrian town of Cyrrhus. His father, Heliodorus, had not been a senator, but was nonetheless a man of some standing: he had been Hadrian’s ab epistulis , followed the emperor on his travels, and was prefect of Egypt at the end of Hadrian’s reign. Cassius also, with no small sense of self-worth, claimed descent from the Seleucid kings. Cassius and Martius Verus, still probably in their mid-thirties, took the consulships for 166. Vologases IV of Parthia (147191) made peace but was forced to cede western Mesopotamia to the Romans. Lucius is reported to have been an excellent commander, without fear of delegating military tasks to more competent generals. On his return to Rome, Lucius was awarded with a triumph. The parade was unusual because it included Lucius, Marcus Aurelius, their sons and unmarried daughters as a big family celebration. Marcus Aurelius’ two sons, Commodus five years old and Annius Verus of three, were elevated to the status of Caesar for the occasion. The next two years (166168) were spent in Rome. Verus continued with his glamorous lifestyle and kept the troupe of actors and favourites with him. He had a tavern built in his house, where he celebrated parties with his friends until dawn. He also enjoyed roaming around the city among the population, without acknowledging his identity. The games of the circus were another passion in his life, especially chariot racing. Marcus Aurelius disapproved of his conduct but, since Verus continued to perform his official tasks with efficiency, there was little he could do. Portrait head of Lucius Verus, found in Athens (National Archaeological Museum of Athens) He used to sprinkle gold-dust on his blond hair to make it brighter. Wars on the Danube and death. Further information: Marcomannic Wars. In the spring of 168 war broke out in the Danubian border when the Marcomanni invaded the Roman territory. This war would last until 180, but Verus did not see the end of it. However, scholars believe that Verus may have been a victim of smallpox , as he died during a widespread epidemic known as the Antonine Plague. Despite the minor differences between them, Marcus Aurelius grieved the loss of his adoptive brother. He 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. Ilya Zlobin, world-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. Ilya Zlobin is an independent individual who has a passion for coin collecting, research and understanding the importance of the historical context and significance all coins and objects represent. Send me a message about this and I can update your invoice should you want this method. Getting your order to you, quickly and securely is a top priority and is taken seriously here. Great care is taken in packaging and mailing every item securely and quickly. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? 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  • Ruler: Lucius Verus
  • Composition: Silver

Mar 28 2018

FAUSTINA II Marcus Aurelius Wife Big Sestertius Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42135

FAUSTINA II Marcus Aurelius Wife Big Sestertius Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42135

FAUSTINA II Marcus Aurelius Wife Big Sestertius Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42135

Item: i42135 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Faustina II – Roman Empress & Wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius – 161-175 A. Bronze Sestertius 30mm (22.77 grams) Struck circa 161-175 A. HILARITAS / S – C. Hilaritas standing left with cornucopia and palm branch. Hilaritas was the goddess of rejoicing and good humor. Annia Galeria Faustina Minor (Minor Latin for the younger), Faustina Minor or Faustina the Younger. Between 125 and 130-175 was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Roman Empress Faustina the Elder. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her maternal cousin Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Though Roman sources give a generally negative view of her character, she was held in high esteem by soldiers and her own husband and was given divine honours after her death. The item “FAUSTINA II Marcus Aurelius Wife Big Sestertius Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42135″ is in sale since Friday, August 15, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius

Mar 20 2018

FAUSTINA II Jr Marcus Aurelius Wife Ancient 147AD Silver Roman Coin VENUS i66955

FAUSTINA II Jr Marcus Aurelius Wife Ancient 147AD Silver Roman Coin VENUS i66955

FAUSTINA II Jr Marcus Aurelius Wife Ancient 147AD Silver Roman Coin VENUS i66955

Item: i66955 Authentic Ancient Coin of. & Wife of Emperor. Silver Denarius 18mm (3.32 grams) Rome mint, struck circa 147-150 A. Under emperor Antoninus Pius Reference: RIC 517c; RSC 266a; BMCRE 1067 FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, pearl diadem around head VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and dolphin-entwined rudder. Venus was a Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths. From the third century BC, the increasing Hellenization of Roman upper classes identified her as the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Her cult began in Ardea and Lavinium, Latium. On August 15, 293 BC, her oldest known temple was dedicated, and August 18 became a festival called the Vinalia Rustica. After Rome’s defeat at the Battle of Lake Trasimene in the opening episodes of the Second Punic War, the Sibylline oracle recommended the importation of the Sicillian Venus of Eryx; a temple to her was dedicated on the Capitoline Hill in 217 BC: a second temple to her was dedicated in 181 BC. Venus seems to have played a part in household or private religion of some Romans. Julius Caesar claimed her as an ancestor (Venus Genetrix); possibly a long-standing family tradition, certainly one adopted as such by his heir Augustus. Venus statuettes have been found in quite ordinary household shrines (lararia). In fiction, Petronius places one among the Lares of the freedman Trimalchio’s household shrine. Annia Galeria Faustina Minor (Minor Latin for the younger), Faustina Minor or Faustina the Younger (February 16 between 125 and 130-175) was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Roman Empress Faustina the Elder. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her maternal cousin Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Though Roman sources give a generally negative view of her character, she was held in high esteem by soldiers and her own husband and was given divine honours after her death. Faustina, named after her mother, was her parents’ fourth and youngest child and their second daughter; she was also their only child to survive to adulthood. She was born and raised in Rome. Her great uncle, the Emperor Hadrian, had arranged with her father for Faustina to marry Lucius Verus. On February 25, 138, she and Verus were betrothed. Verus’ father was Hadrian’s first adopted son and his intended heir. However when Verus’ father died, Hadrian chose Faustina’s father to be his second adopted son, and eventually, he became Hadrian’s successor. Faustina’s father ended the engagement between his daughter and Verus and arranged for Faustina’s betrothal to her maternal cousin, Marcus Aurelius; Aurelius was also adopted by her father. On May 13, 145, Faustina and Marcus Aurelius were married. When her father died on March 7, 161, her husband and Lucius Verus succeeded to her father’s throne and became co-rulers. Faustina was given the title of Augusta and became Empress. Unfortunately, not much has survived from the Roman sources regarding Faustina’s life, but what is available does not give a good report. Cassius Dio and the Augustan History accuse Faustina of ordering deaths by poison and execution; she has also been accused of instigating the revolt of Avidius Cassius against her husband. The Augustan History mentions adultery with sailors, gladiators, and men of rank. However, Faustina and Aurelius seem to have been very close and mutually devoted. Her husband trusted her and defended her vigorously against detractors. Faustina accompanied her husband on various military campaigns and enjoyed the love and reverence of Roman soldiers. Aurelius gave her the title of Mater Castrorum or Mother of the Camp. Between 170-174, she was in the north, and in 175, she accompanied Aurelius to the east. However, these experiences took their toll on Faustina, who died in the winter of 175, after an accident, at the military camp in Halala (a city in the Taurus Mountains in Cappadocia). Aurelius grieved much for his wife and buried her in the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome. She was deified: her statue was placed in the Temple of Venus in Rome and a temple was dedicated to her in her honor. Halala’s name was changed to Faustinopolis and Aurelius opened charity schools for orphan girls called Puellae Faustinianae or’Girls of Faustina’. The Baths of Faustina in Miletus are named after her. In their thirty years of marriage, Faustina bore Marcus Aurelius thirteen children. Annia Aurelia Galeria Faustina (147-after 165). Gemellus Lucillae (died around 150), twin brother of Lucilla. Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla (148/50-182), twin sister of Gemellus, married her father’s co-ruler Lucius Verus. Titus Aelius Antoninus (born after 150, died before 7 March 161). Titus Aelius Aurelius (born after 150, died before 7 March 161). Domitia Faustina (born after 150, died before 7 March 161). Annia Cornificia Faustina Minor (160-after 211). Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus (161-165), twin brother of Commodus. Commodus (161-192), twin brother of Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus, later emperor. Marcus Annius Verus Caesar (162-169). Vibia Aurelia Sabina (170-died before 217). World-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. Ilya Zlobin is an independent individual who has a passion for coin collecting, research and understanding the importance of the historical context and significance all coins and objects represent. Send me a message about this and I can update your invoice should you want this method. Getting your order to you, quickly and securely is a top priority and is taken seriously here. Great care is taken in packaging and mailing every item securely and quickly. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be very happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Additionally, the coin is inside it’s own protective coin flip (holder), with a 2×2 inch description of the coin matching the individual number on the COA. Whether your goal is to collect or give the item as a gift, coins presented like this could be more prized and valued higher than items that were not given such care and attention to. When should I leave feedback? Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens sometimes that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for their order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. How and where do I learn more about collecting ancient coins? Visit the Guide on How to Use My Store. For on an overview about using my store, with additional information and links to all other parts of my store which may include educational information on topics you are looking for. The item “FAUSTINA II Jr Marcus Aurelius Wife Ancient 147AD Silver Roman Coin VENUS i66955″ is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Ruler: Faustina II
  • Composition: Silver
  • Material: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ancient Coins: Roman Coins

Mar 13 2018

Ancient Roman Gold Aureus Coin Marcus Aurelius A. D. 161-180 18kt Gold Pendant

Ancient Roman Gold Aureus Coin Marcus Aurelius A. D. 161-180 18kt Gold Pendant

Ancient Roman Gold Aureus Coin Marcus Aurelius A. 161-180 18kt Gold Pendant. Stunn i ng 18kt solid g old hand-made pendant with an a uthentic high grade a ncient Roman gold aureus coin. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius circa 161-180 A. This amazing authentic Roman gold coin features a portrait of Marcus Aurelius, commonly refered to as the “philosopher emperor” and the last of the five “good” emperors, on the obverse. The reverse depicts Felicitas standing. Certificate of authenticity is included. This coin is basically mint state (see photos). There are two tiny holes drilled into the coin at 12:00 and 6:00, covered by the tabs on the mounting. These holes were made centuries ago in order to hide the coins by sewing them inside of clothing. This coin has never been in jewelry before we professionally mounted it. This stunnung solid 18kt yellow gold pendant is hand-crafted by a skilled jewelry artisan. The weight, including coin is 11.6 grams. This pendant measures 23mm wide (7/8″) and 35mm tall (1 3/8″), including the bail on top. Brand new – never worn. To the continental U. You must have a minimum of. A wholesaler of coins and jewelry since 1979. A member in good standing of the American Numismatic Association since 1977. My feedback speaks for itself. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Ancient Roman Gold Aureus Coin Marcus Aurelius A. D. 161-180 18kt Gold Pendant” is in sale since Wednesday, March 07, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “hhgold1987″ and is located in Canoga Park, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
  • Denomination: Solidus
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Date: A.D. 161-180
  • Composition: Gold

Feb 25 2018

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Denarius circa 169 AD. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, Laureate head right / Rev: Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121? 17 March 180 AD was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was father to Commodus on of Romes most prolific rulers under Nero and Julius Ceaser. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius’ general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164 AD. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, although the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately. Aurelius’ Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, February 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Date: 169 AD

Feb 9 2018

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Denarius circa 166 AD. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. Denarius, circa 166 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, Laureate head right / Rev: TR P XX IMP IIII COS III / PAX, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae. RIC III 159, RSC 435. Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121? 17 March 180 AD was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was father to Commodus on of Romes most prolific rulers under Nero and Julius Ceaser. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius’ general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164 AD. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, although the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately. Aurelius’ Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, February 06, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Date: 166 AD

Feb 8 2018

Marcus Aurelius Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Denarius circa 169-170 AD. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. Denarius, Rome mint, circa 169-170 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, Laureate head right / Rev: SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left, feeding snake rising from altar from patera in right, long vertical scepter in left. Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121? 17 March 180 AD was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was father to Commodus on of Romes most prolific rulers under Nero and Julius Ceaser. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius’ general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164 AD. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, although the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately. Aurelius’ Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Marcus Aurelius Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, February 06, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Date: 169-170 AD

Feb 7 2018

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Denarius circa 177-179 AD. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. Denarius circa 177-179 AD, Rome mint. Obv: M AVREL AN_TONINVS AVG, Laureate head right / Rev: TR P XXXII IMP VIIII COS III P P, Soldier (Virtus) standing right holding spear in right, shield set on ground in left. Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121? 17 March 180 AD was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was father to Commodus on of Romes most prolific rulers under Nero and Julius Ceaser. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius’ general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164 AD. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, although the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately. Aurelius’ Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Marcus Aurelius. Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Thursday, February 01, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Date: 177-179 AD

Feb 7 2018

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Ancient Roman Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. Denarius, Rome mint, circa 163 AD. Obv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG, Bare head right / Rev: CONCORD AVG TR P XVII / COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on statue of Spes standing left on low column; cornucopia below chair. (/rilis/; Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 17 March 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was father to Commodus on of Romes most prolific rulers under Nero and Julius Ceaser. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius’ general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164 AD. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, although the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately. Aurelius’ Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Marcus Aurelius Stunning Denarius. Father to Commodus. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, February 06, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Date: 163 AD

Feb 6 2018

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD

ROMAN EMPIRE Marcus Aurelius Silver AR Denarius Coin. From 161-180 AD NGC GRADED CH XF CHOICE EXTREMELY FINE. COIN SHOWN IS THE COIN YOU WILL RECEIVE. Very nice coin with sharp details! Comes with Certificate of Authenticity / Story Card. Marcus Aurelius was one of the most brilliant rulers the Western world has ever produced. His natural genius was cultivated at a young age by the emperor Hadrian, who ensured that the boy was given the best education possible. As Emperor, Marcus Aurelius aimed to expand the Empire north of the Danube. This ambition was thwarted by an actus Deithe Antonine Plague, thought to be smallpox, which wiped out a third of the population of the country, including Marcus himself. He is best known for his Meditations, regarded as a masterpiece of Stoic reasoning. This is a genuine ancient Roman silver Denarius coin struck during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Obverse: Portrait of emperor Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes. Please see our other listings for more great coins & treasures. The item “NGC CHOICE XF Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Silver AR Denarius Coin 161-181 AD” is in sale since Saturday, January 06, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “son-montuno” and is located in Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date: 161-180 AD
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ruler: Marcus Aurelius
  • Grade: CH XF
  • Weight: approx. 3.0-3.8 grams
  • Certification: NGC
  • Certification Number: 2068676-238