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162 NGC Ch MS Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius Denarius Concordia 5/5 5/5 (19090201C)

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  • Roman Empire dated denarius, 17mm, 3.41 g, minted Dec 161 to Dec 162 CE, RSC 35a, RIC 35 (variety, drapery on far shoulder not listed).
  • Mint State Marcus Aurelius silver denarius issued in his second year as Emperor.
  • Unusual obverse style with draped bare head, not in RIC. 
  • Certified by NGC to Ch MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Surfaces have some original luster. (note some holder abrasion on reverse above letters "RD" of CONCORD and "A" of AVG gives the impression of strike weakness, but that is not correct. 
  • Imperial titles: TRP XVI, COS III correspond to the period from Dec 161 to December 162 CE.
  • Obverse: IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, bare head facing right with drapery on far shoulder.
  • Reverse: CONCORD AVG TR P XVI, COS III in ex., Concordia seated left holding patera and resting left arm on statue of Spes, cornucopia under seat.
  • Concordia was the Goddess who embodied agreement in marriage in within society. This issue alludes to the harmony between Marcus Auelius and his Co-Emperor Lucius Verus.
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