Marcus Aurelius Sestertius 161 AD

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Marcus Aurelius, Caesar 139-161 AD, Augustus 161-180 A.D.

Philosopher King

Roman emperor from 161 to 180 A.D.  He ruled jointly with Lucius Verus until Verus’ death in 169 A.D.
He then ruled jointly with his son, Commodus from 177 to the time of his death in 180 A.D.

He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius).

He wrote what is now known as Meditations, personal writings to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.

Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180, ruling jointly with Lucius Verus until Verus’ death in 169 and jointly with his son, Commodus, from 177. He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors.

IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XV around, S-C across fields, COS III
below, Marcus and Verus clasping hands.

RIC 796; Cohen 45; Sear 4962 var.

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