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137 Aelius Caesar Denarius Felicitas Rare Roman Empire NGC Ch VF (19082003C)

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  • Roman Empire Aelius Caesar silver denarius coin issued during the reign of Emperor Hadrian.
  • Denarius coin, 3.09g, minted 137 CE, RIC H430 (rated as Scarce), RSC 50.
  • Aelius only issued in 137 CE as he died before he could assume the purple. His coinage is scarce!
  • Certified by NGC to Ch VF.
  • Obverse: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
  • Reverse: TR POT COS II, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia.
  • The Goddess Felicitas was the personification of good luck and success. Felicitas could encompass both a woman's fertility, and a general's luck or good fortune. She had a temple in Rome and her festivals were on July 1st and October 9th. She was frequently portrayed on coins as a symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.