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168 NGC Ch XF Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire Denarius Liberalitas Donative (21042303C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine dated Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire denarius coin.
  • 18mm, 3.12g, Issued Dec 168 to Dec 169, RIC 206, RSC 412, Foss 40 (dates to 169 CE).
  • Imperial titles, TRP XXIII, IMP V correspond with Dec 168 to Dec 169 CE.
  • Superb portrait of the philosopher Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Historic 5th Donative Emission cited by Foss for the Emperor's departure for border wars.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF.
  • 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.