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179 NGC VF Marcus Aurelius Denarius Cuirassed Fortuna Roman Empire (21012501C)

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  • Very Fine Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire dated denarius, issued 179 CE (TRP XXXIII IMP X), RSC 967a variety (laureate & cuirassed), RIC 402 variety (laureate).
  • Augustus Marcus Aurelius denarius with apparently unpublished draped & cuirassed portrait!
  • Minted from Spring to Dec 179 CE, during the last full year of his reign, as he died in March 180. 
  • Certified by NGC to VF.
  • Pedigree: Ex. The Seven Hills Hoard.
  • Obverse: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
  • Reverse: TR P XXXIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia with wheel under seat.
  • Fortuna was the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck in Roman religion.