Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Marcus Aurelius Caesar / Youth

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Marcus Aurelius Caesar / Youth

Code: 11906

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This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, minted at Rome between 140 - 144 AD 

Obverse:  AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, "[Marcus] Aurelius Caesar, son of emperor (Augustus) [Antoninus] Pius, consul." Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right.

Reverse: IVVENTAS, "Youth" Juventas, draped, standing left, with right hand dropping incense on candelabrum and holding patera in lowered left.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 138 - 145 AD (this coin minted between 140 - 144 AD)

SIZE: 19mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.23 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC III# 423A_denarius, OCRE# ric.3.ant.423A_denarius

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.