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145 NGC AU Marcus Aurelius Caesar Roman Empire Denarius Honos (20042702C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Roman Empire silver denarius issued 145/6 CE, RIC 429a.
  • Issued for Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Superb portrait of this Prince and heir to the Empire.
  • Certified by NGC to AU (Brushed), well struck and nicely detailed youthful portrait with the start of facial hair present.  Don't see the applicablilty of "brushed", if it exists it is superficial.
  • Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right.
  • Reverse: Honos standing left, holding branch and cornucopia, COS II.
  • Honos or Honor was the Roman god personifying honor. He was closely associated with Virtus, the goddess of manliness, or bravery, and the two are frequently depicted together. Honos is typically shown wearing a chaplet of bay leaves, while Virtus is identified by her helmet.