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161 NGC Ch VF Marcus Aurelius Egypt Alexandria Tetradrachm Dikaiosyne Year 1 (20052601C)

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  • Dated Roman Egypt Alexandria Marcus Aurelius billon tetradrachm coin, 11.65g.
  • Important first year issue tetradrachm for Marcus Aurelius as Emperor.  Bold and scarce left facing cuirassed bust, full obverse legends.  Reverse type with Dikaisosyne is a single one-year type for Aurelius as Emperor.
  • Minted in the 1st (denoted by letter A) Alexandrian year of the Emperor = 161 CE.
  • Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, full legends.
  • Reverse: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; L A (date) across field.
  • References: Köln 1995 (same dies); Dattari (Savio) 3342 (same dies); K&G 37.109; Emmett 2051/1.
  • Certified authentic by NGC to Ch VF.