Extremely Fine Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
Minted 147 to 148 CE, 3.34g, RIC 438b, RSC 608a.
Caesar (Emperor in training) Marcus Aurelius coin issued by then current Emperor Antoninus Pius.
Superb style with youthful portrait (with early treatment of facial hair).
Certified by NGC to XF, brushed (there don't appear to be any hairlines, a marginal designation and not distracting).
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right with drapery on left shoulder.
Reverse: TR POT II COS II: Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield.
Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war. Considered the daughter of Jupiter, from whose head she was born, the goddess was first worshipped in Rome as one of the Capitoline Triad along with Jupiter and Juno.