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- Roman Empire denarius, 3.67g (heavy flan), issued 173 CE (TRP XXVIII, IMP VI), RSC 301a var, RIC 293, Foss 50.
- Choice XF dated silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus.
- Historic emmission to commemorate the defeat of the German tribes and pacification of the frontier.
- Unusual obverse style with draped & cuirassed bust.
- Reverse, German Captive seated left, trophy with arms behind.
Certified by NGC to Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5.
- Pedigree: Ex. Freeman & Sear MBS 10 March 1995, lot 459.
- Imperial titles, TRP XVIII, IMP VI correspond exactly with 173 CE.
- Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII; Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
- Reverse: IMP VI COS III, German Captive seated left, trophy with arms behind.