Marcus Aurelius (7th March AD 161 - 17th March AD 180)

Born in Rome in AD 121, and the nephew of Faustina Senior. One of his first acts as Emperor was to associate the younger Lucius Verus with him as co-ruler. He died aged 59 in March AD 180, to be succeeded by co-emperor Commodus.

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Marcus Aurelius 'Germany Defeated' Sestertius 027952

Scarce Marcus Aurelius 'Germany Defeated' Sestertius
Bronze, 26.02 grams, 29.68 mm. Rome. AD 172-173. Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right. Reverse: GERMANICO AVG IMP VI COS III, SC in ex, trophy of arms, German woman seated left below, in attitude of mourning, on two shields; German standing to right, his head turned and his hands bound behind him; on the ground, a shield. RIC 1058; Cohen 227; Sear 4974. Good. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£90.00

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Marcus Aurelius 'Mercury in Temple' Sestertius 027852

Rare Marcus Aurelius 'Mercury in Temple' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.55 grams, 32.90 mm. Rome. AD 173. Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right. Reverse: IMP VI COS III, Mercury standing left within tetra style temple with herms for columns, semicircular pediment containing a cock and ram; S-C across fields; RELIG AVG in exergue. RIC 1075; Cohen 535; Sear 4996. Very fine/fine, with striking split. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£225.00

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Marcus Aurelius 'Mercury in Temple' Sestertius 027852
Marcus Aurelius 'Victory Over The Parthians' Sestertius 027848

Marcus Aurelius 'Victory Over The Parthians' Sestertius
Bronze, 20.97 grams, 32.19 mm. Rome. AD 166. Obverse: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III, Victory standing front, looking right, holding shield inscribed VIC PAR affixed to a palm tree, S-C across fields. RIC 931; Cohen 807; Sear 5010. Very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£170.00

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Marcus Aurelius 'Victory Over The Parthians' Sestertius 027848
Marcus Aurelius 'Minerva Seated' Sestertius 026067

Marcus Aurelius 'Minerva Seated' Sestertius
Bronze, 30.48 grams, 31.47 mm. Rome. Struck under Antoninus Pius, 153-154 AD. Obverse: M AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FI, bare-headed, draped bust right. Reverse: TR POT VIII COS II, S-C, Minerva seated right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. RIC 1315[pius]; Cohen 668; Sear -. Good fine/fine.
£110.00

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Marcus Aurelius 'Minerva Seated' Sestertius 026067
Marcus Aurelius 'Spes' Sestertius 026059

Marcus Aurelius 'Spes' Sestertius
Bronze, 29.79 grams, 32.62 mm. Rome. Struck under Antoninus Pius, 158-159 AD. Obverse: AVRELIVS CAES ANTONINVS PII F, bare head right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Reverse: TR POT XIII COS II, S-C, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of robe. RIC 1248A; Cohen 741; Sear -. Very fine-fine.
£120.00

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Marcus Aurelius 'Spes' Sestertius 026059
Marcus Aurelius 'Salus' Sestertius 025246B

Marcus Aurelius 'Salus' Sestertius
Bronze, 25.09 grams, 32.45 mm. Rome. 169 AD. Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, laureate head right. Reverse: SALVTI AVG COS III, S-C across field, Salus left, feeding from patera serpent rising from altar. RIC 964; Sear 4998. Good fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£110.00

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Marcus Aurelius 'Salus' Sestertius 025246B


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Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
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