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172 NGC MS Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire Denarius Mars Mint State (20101502C)

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  • Dated Mint State Emperor Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire silver denarius coin, 3.44g, 17mm, minted Dec 172 to Dec 173 CE, RSC 292, RIC 276.
  • Dated TR P XXVI IMP VI COS III: corresponds to Dec 172 to Dec 173 CE. 
  • Colorful, lustrous surfaces, great portrait of Emperor with full facial hair.  
  • Certified by NGC to MS, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.
  • Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
  • Reverse: IMP VI COS III, 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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