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140 NGC XF Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire Denarius Caesar Juventas (23111201C)

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  • Extremely Fine Caesar Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire denarius coin.
  • Struck as Caesar (Emperor in training) during the reign of his adopted Father, Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Approx 18mm, 3.17g, RSC 389a, RIC 423v (draped bust, not listed) Rated as scarce, Foss 2 (dated to 140 CE).
  • Dated COS = 140 to 144 CE.
  • Superb early portrait of Marcus Aurelius without facial hair!
  • Commemorative issue struck to celebrate the assumption of the toga virilis (when sacrifices were made at the shrine of Juventas at the Circus Maximus).
  • Certified by NGC to XF.
  • Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, draped bust facing right.
  • Reverse: IVVENTAS, Juventas standing left throwing incense upon altar, patera in right hand.
  • Juventas was the Roman goddess of youth, equivalent to the Greek goddess Hebe.  A daughter of Zeus and Hera, Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Heracles.