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157 NGC XF Marcus Aurelius Caesar Roman Empire Denarius Felicitas (19070604C)

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  • Roman Empire silver denarius coin issued 157/8 CE, RIC 475.
  • Minted for Marcus Aurelius as Caesar and adopted son of Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Older portriat with full facial hair. 
  • Certified by NGC to XF.
  • Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right.
  • Reverse: TR POT XII COS II, Felicitas standing left leaning on column and holding caduceus and scepter.
  • 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.