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168 NGC Ch VF Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire Denarius Liberalitas (20071205C)

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  • Dated Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire denarius, 3.28g, minted 168-169 CE., RIC 206, RSC 412, Foss 40. 
  • Excellent portrait of the philosopher Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Minted in the first year of his sole reign as Emperor after the death of Lucius Verus. 
  • Historic 5th Donative Emission cited by Foss for the beginning of the German Wars and departure of the Emperor with the Legions.
  • Imperial titles, TRP XXIII, COS III correspond with Dec 168 to Dec 169 CE.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch VF. 
  • Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, laureate bust right.
  • Reverse: LIBERAL AVG V COS III, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopia.
  • Liberalitas was the virtue of giving freely (from liber, "free"), hence generosity. On coins the personification of Liberalitas would be depicted as displaying largess to the Roman people.