Dated Roman Empire denarius, issued 163/4 CE (TRP XVIII IMP II), 2.93g, RSC 848, RIC 103.
Silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus, with superb cuirassed portrait, toned with some luster!
Dated with Imperal titles between Dec 163 to Dec 164 CE.
Certified by NGC to AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5.
Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG IMP II, cuirassed bare head right.
Reverse: P M TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left, holding olive spray, left hand on shield and spear resting on left arm.
Minerva was the Roman goddess who Romans from the 2nd century BC onwards equated with the Greek goddess Athena. She was the virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic.