Silver Denarius of Marcus Aurelius / Virtus
This is a nice ancient Roman silver denarius, of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, minted at Rome between 155 - 156 A.D.
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right
Reverse: TR POT X COS II, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
This coin was excavated by me (in 2001) from a Roman Villa complex at Chew Magna in Somerset.
DATE: 155 - 156 A.D.
SIZE: 17mm dia
WEIGHT: 2.7 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RSC 703, RIC 468
PROVENANCE: Found near Chew Magna, Bristol. England.