This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, minted in Rome between 169 - 170 AD
Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, "Marcus [Aurelius] Antoninus emperor (Augustus), holder of tribunician power for the 24th time" laureate and bearded head of Marcus Aurelius facing right
Reverse: SALVTI AVG COS III, "To the health of the emperor (Augustus). Consul for the third time" Salus standing left, holding sceptre and feeding serpent arising from altar.
DATE: 161 - 180 AD (this coin minted between 169-170 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 2.77 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 222, RSC 546.
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Manchester, England.
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