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A ROMAN GOLD AUREUS OF MARCUS AURELIUS
Reign of Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.)

Minted in Rome 161 A.D.

Obverse : IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius facing right

Reverse : PROV DEOR TR P XV COS III - Providentia standing left, holding

globe and cornucopiae

In excellent condition. Choice VF. A lovely example that is especially well centered and nicely struck

19.1 mm diameter; 7.22 grams

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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority

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Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 CE), was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 CE. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. suppressed immediately.

Marcus Aurelius acquired the reputation of a philosopher king within his lifetime, and the title would remain his after death; both Dio and the biographer call him "the philosopher". Christians—Justin Martyr, Athenagoras, Melito—gave him the title too.] The last named went so far as to call Marcus "more philanthropic and philosophic" than Pius and Hadrian, and set him against the persecuting emperors Domitian and Nero to make the contrast bolder. "Alone of the emperors," wrote the historian Herodian, "he gave proof of his learning not by mere words or knowledge of philosophical doctrines but by his blameless character and temperate way of life



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