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Marcus Aurelius

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Bithynia, Nikomedia, Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D.

AE 31, 17.28g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelius to right. Rev. Galley under sail to left. RG 103var(beardless). RPC IV on-line 6090var. Rare Brown and green patina.

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Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 8, June 29, 2019, lot 635

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Very Fine $1,750.00
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 25.67g. 33mm. 166 A.D. M AVREL ANOTNINVS AVG GERM. Laureate head of the emperor to right. Rev. TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III S C. Victory inscribing shield VIC PAR on palm tree. RIC 931. Lovely green patina.

The portrait very strongly resembles that of Lucius Verus, but with the legend for Aurelius. Perhaps there was a mixup at the mint with coins for both rulers being produced at this time.

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about Extremely Fine $6,500.00

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