This is an ancient Roman AE Dupondius, of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, minted at Rome in 177 AD
Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, "Marcus [Aurelius] Antoninus emperor (Augustus), holder of tribunician power for the 28th time" Head of Marcus Aurelius, radiate, right.
Reverse: IMP VII COS III / S C, "Supreme commander (Imperator) for the seventh time, consul for the third time. Decree of the senate." Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding Victory, standing left and offering crown, on extended right hand, and holding long sceptre in left hand.
This issue would have been struck to celebrate the end of the Marcomannic Wars. It is an attractive coin with good detail and a nice light green patina.
DENOMINATION: Dupondius ( 1⁄8 of a Denarius )
DATE: 161 - 180 AD (this coin minted in 177AD)
SIZE: 26mm dia
WEIGHT: 13.80 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 1100, Cohen 251, BMC 1473 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5029
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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