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161 NGC MS Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire Denarius Providentia UNC (17081003D)

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  • Roman Empire denarius, 2.77 g, 161/2 CE, RSC 519, RIC 50.
  • Mint State dated (TR P XVI corresponds to 161/2 current era) silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus.
  • Certified by NGC to MS, lustrous, flashy UNC, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5.
  • Obverse: IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, bare head right.
  • Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing right, holding globe and cornucopiae.
  • In ancient Roman religion, Providentia is a divine personification of the ability to foresee and make provision. She was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult of ancient Rome. Providentia thus figures in art, cult, and literature.