Ancient Roman AE Dupondius of Emperor Marcus Aurelius / Thunderbolt

Ancient Roman AE Dupondius of Emperor Marcus Aurelius / Thunderbolt

Code: 12223

£168.00 Approx $212.12, €196.26
 

This is an ancient Roman AE Dupondius, of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, minted at Rome in 177 AD 

Obverse:  M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI, "Marcus [Aurelius] Antoninus emperor (Augustus), the conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Sarmatians, holder of tribunician power for the 31st time" Head of Marcus Aurelius, radiate, right.

Reverse:  IMP VIIII COS III P P, "Supreme commander (Imperator) for the ninth time, consul for the third time. Father of the nation, by Decree of the Senate" Thunderbolt

It is an attractive coin with good detail and a nice light green patina.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Dupondius ( 1⁄8 of a Denarius )

MATERIAL: Bronze

DATE: 161 - 180 AD (this coin minted in 177AD)

SIZE: 26mm dia

WEIGHT: 9.82 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 1219

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Cologne, Germany.