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173 NGC Ch XF Marcus Aurelius Denarius Roman Empire German Captive Trophy Pedigree (18100304CZ)

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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.