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169 NGC XF Marcus Aurelius Denarius Roman Empire Salus Snake Silver (20083001C)

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  • Emperor Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire silver denarius coin, 168/169 CE, RIC 207, RSC 543.
  • Dated denarius minted from Dec 168 TO Dec 169 CE (most likely 169 CE).
  • Fully mature portrait style with full facial hair. 
  • Certified by NGC to XF.
  • Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, mature laureate head right.  
  • Reverse: SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left holding scepter and feeding snake twined around altar.
  • Salus was the goddess of safety and welfare. Her temple on the Quirinal at Rome, dedicated in 302 BC, was the scene of an annual sacrifice on August 5.