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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.