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179 NGC AU Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire Denarius Mars Spear Shield (21010401C)

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  • Dated Almost Uncirculated Emperor Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire silver denarius coin, 3.09g, 18mm, minted Spring to Dec 179 CE, RSC 970, RIC 406.
  • Dated TR P XXXIII IMP X COS III: corresponds to Spring to Dec 179 CE. 
  • Great mature portrait of Emperor with full facial hair.  
  • Certified by NGC to AU.
  • Obverse: M AUREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
  • Reverse: TR P XXXIII IMP X COS III P P, Mars standing right in full military dress, reversed spear in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield.
  • Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was second in importance only to Jupiter and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.
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