This is an ancient Roman AE Sestertius, of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, minted at Rome between 158 - 159 AD
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, "[Marcus] Aurelius Caesar, son of emperor (Augustus) [Antoninus] Pius." Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right.
Reverse: TR POT XIII COS II / S C, "Holder of tribunician power for the 13th time, consul for the second time. Decree of the senate." Spes (Hope), advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
DENOMINATION: Sestertius (1/4 of a denarius)
DATE: 139 - 161 AD (this coin minted between 158 - 159 AD)
SIZE: 30mm dia
WEIGHT: 23.61 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC III# 1348B, OCRE# ric.3.ant.1348B
PROVENANCE: Private collection. London.
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