Marcus Aurelius

161 - 180 A.D.

Marcus Aurelius owes much of him becoming Augustus to Hadrian who groomed him from childhood for the post. He became Caesar shortly after Hadrian died and the political grooming continued under Antoninus Pius. He had to wait another twenty years or so to become Augustus himself in the year 161. No sooner did this happen than he was thrust in a series of wars that would eat up the rest of his time in office. He died while fighting the ever-harrassing tribes of the Germanic region and power passed to his son Commodus.

AR Denarius

RIC 3, Cohen 31 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDAVGTRPXV - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting atop micro Spes atop braced cornucopia.


RIC 22, Cohen 507 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Bare head right.
Rev: PROVDEORTRPXVICOSIII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.


RIC 25, Cohen 510 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right, draped left shoulder (very small)
Rev: PROVDEORTRPXVCOSIII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia. Lot sold for $76 3/11/02.


RIC 40, Cohen 216 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: CONCORDAVGTRPXVI Exe: COSIII - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting atop micro Spes atop braced cornucopia.


RIC 50, Cohen 519 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Bare head right.
Rev: PROVDEORTRPXVICOSIII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.


RIC 51, Cohen 518 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVDEORTRPXVICOSIII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.


RIC 59 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMANTONINVSAVG - Bare head right
Rev: CONCORDAVGTRPXVII Exe: COSIII - Concordia seated left, holding patera and left elbow resting on miniature Spes atop a cornucopia sitting on the floor.


RIC 60, Cohen 40 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDAVGTRPXVII - Concordia seated left, holding patera and left elbow resting on miniature Spes atop a cornucopia sitting on the floor.


RIC 91, Cohen 468 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVS - Bare head right.
Rev: PMTRPXVIIIIMPIICOSIII - Mars standing right, holding reversed spear and leaning on shield with left hand.


RIC 92, Cohen 469 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIAVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PMTRPXVIIIIMPIICOSIII - Mars standing right, holding reversed spear and leaning on shield with left hand.


RIC 112 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPII - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPOTXVIIICOSIII - Felicitas seated right, holding caduceus and cornucopia. Lot sold for $42 2/3/02.


RIC 122, Cohen 9 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIAVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PMTRPXIXIMPIICOSIII Exe: ARMEN - Armenia seated left, left hand on bow with shield and vexillum before her.


RIC 124, Cohen 473 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVS - Laureate head right
Rev: PMTRPXIXIMPIICOSIII - Mars standing right, holding reversed sear and resting left hand on shield. Lot sold for $34 11/8/01.


RIC 125, Cohen 474 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIAVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PMTRPXIXIMPIICOSIII - Annona standing left, emptying contents of cornucopia using both hands into a modius at left at feet.


RIC 126v AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIAVS - Laureate bust right, cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPXIXIMPIICOSIII - Annona standing left, pouring contents of cornucopia into modius. Lot sold for $120 12/21/01.


RIC 132, Cohen 476 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVS - Laureate bust right, cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPXIXIMPIICOSIII - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia; at feet, a globe. Lot sold for $16 12/23/01.


RIC 142, Cohen 484 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMENIACVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PMTRPXIXIMPIIICOSIII - Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopia; at feet, right and behind, a tiny galley.


RIC 163, Cohen 878 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPXXIMPIIIICOSIII - Victory standing front, head right, holding palm and fixing to a palm-tree a shield inscribed VIC/PAR. Lot sold for $18 11/14/01.


RIC 164, Cohen 880 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX- Laureate head right
Rev: TRPXXIMPIIICOSIII - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia.


RIC 170, Cohen 881 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGPMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXIIMPIIIICOSIII - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe at feet and scepter.


RIC 171, Cohen 882 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGPMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXIIMPIIIICOSIII - Equity standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 171v, Cohen 882 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: TRPXXIMPIIIICOSIII - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 178, Cohen 892 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGPMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPXXIIIMPIIIICOSIII - Equity standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Lot sold for $22 11/12/01.


RIC 185, Cohen 208 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right
Rev: FORTREDTRPXXIIMPVCOSIII - Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia.


RIC 191, Cohen 899 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPXXIIIMPVCOSIII - Equity seated left, holding scales and cornucopia. Lot sold for $19 11/11/01.


RIC 192, Cohen 901 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXIIIMPVCOSIII - Equity standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Lot sold for $36 12/15/01.


RIC 206, Cohen 412 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSPIVSTRPXXIII - Laureate head right
Rev: LIBERALAVGVCOSIII - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia. Lot sold for $29 11/9/01.


RIC 207, Cohen 543 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIII - Laureate head right
Rev: SALVTIAVGCOSIII - Salus standing left, holding patera, feeding a rising snake from the altar below.


RIC 211, Cohen 123 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSIII - Minerva standing right, preparing to throw javelin and holding shield up and forward in a fluid defensive position. Lot sold for $23 12/16/01.


RIC 212, Cohen 130 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSIII - Diana standing left, holding bow and arrow.


RIC 220, Cohen 205 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTREDCOSIII - Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia.


RIC 222, Cohen 546 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVTIAVGCOSIII - Salus standing left, holding patera over rising snake left and scepter. Lot sold for $32 12/15/01.


RIC 225, Cohen 979 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTAVGCOSIII - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and trophy.


RIC 251, Cohen 1036 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMANTONINVSAVGTRPXXV - Laureate head right.
Rev: VOTASVSCEPDECENNII - Aurelian veiled standing left holding patera over altar, sacrificing. Lot sold for $24 12/21/01.


RIC 252, Cohen 257 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVI - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 259, Cohen 280 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVI - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter.


RIC 261, Cohen 290 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVI - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Mars standing right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield.


RIC 267 (Commodus), Cohen 80 AR Denarius Obv: DIVVSMANTONINVSAVGPIVS, Posthumous - Bare head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Eagle standing left, head turned back right and with wreath in its beak.


RIC 276, Cohen 292 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVII - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Mars standing right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield.


RIC 278, Cohen 297 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVII - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Trophy with captive sitting right in front; several weapons around ground.


RIC 287, Cohen 263 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Victory advancing right, holding palm and wreath. Lot sold for $28 12/16/01.


RIC 288, Cohen 264 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVIII - Laureate bust, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Victory advancing right, holding trophy and wreath.


RIC 289, Cohen 298 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Trophy with captive sitting right in front.


RIC 296, Cohen 306 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVICOSIII - Marcus Aurelius standing left holding olive branch and scepter. Lot sold for $23 2/28/02.


RIC 304, Cohen 331 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXVIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVIICOSIII - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


RIC 310, Cohen 315 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIX - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVIICOSIII - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 314 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIX - Laureate head right
Rev: IMPVIICOSIII - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


RIC 324, Cohen 355 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIX - Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPVIIICOSIII - Victory seated left, holding patera and palm.


RIC 327, Cohen 917 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXIXIMPVIIICOSIII - Genius, naked and standing left, holding patera and corn ears.


RIC 352 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIMPVIIICOSIII - Roma standing left holding Victory and spear.


URIC 356v, Cohen 93 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPXXXIMPVIIICOSIII - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. Lot sold for $36 12/17/01.


RIC 359, Cohen 938 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIMPVIIICOSIII - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 373, Cohen 944 AR Denarius Obv: MAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIIMPVIIIICOSIIIPP - Salus seated left, holding patera over rising snake left.


RIC 375, Cohen 946 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIIMPVIIICOSIIIPP - Hilaritas standing left, holding long-palm and cornucopia.


RIC 378, Cohen 949 AR Denarius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGGERMSARM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIIMPVIIICOSIIIPP - Victory flying left, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 399, Cohen 965 AR Denarius Obv: MAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIIIIMPVIIIICOSIIIPP - Salus seated left, holding two corn ears over rising snake left.


RIC 403, Cohen 968 AR Denarius Obv: MAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPXXXIIIIMPXCOSIIIPP - Salus seated left, holding two corn ears over rising snake left.


RIC 420, Cohen 148 AR Denarius Obv: MAVRELANTONINVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSIIIPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and parazonium (baton?) Lot sold for $39 12/15/01.


RIC 422d, Cohen 388 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFCOS; Bare head right.
Rev: IVVENTAS - Juvenile standing left, dropping grain of incense in burner and holding patera. Lot sold for $41 12/17/01.


RIC 424d, Cohen 451 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFCOS - Bare head right - beardless youth.
Rev: PIETASAVG - Knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus, simpulum.


RIC 429a, Cohen 105 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFCOS - Bare head right - beardless young man.
Rev: COSII - Honos standing left, holding branch and cornucopia.


RIC 431, Cohen 102 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIF - Bare head right
Rev: COSII - Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt with hand.


RIC 436, Cohen 164 AR Denarius, Antoninus Pius Commemorative Obv: DIVVSANTONINVS - Bare head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Funeral pyre of four tiers, topped by facing quadriga.


RIC 438b, Cohen 608 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIF - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTIIICOSII - Minerva standing right, holding spear and hand resting upon shield.


RIC 446, Cohen 628 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFIL - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTIIICOSII - Providentia standing left holding wand over globe at feet and scepter.


RIC 448b, Cohen 19 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFIL - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTIIICOSII - Clementia standing front, head left, holding patera and skirt with left hand.


RIC 448c, Cohen 15 AR Denarius Obv: MAVRELIVSCAESARANTONINIAVGPIIF - Bare head right
Rev: TRPOTIIIICOSII - Woman standing left, holding flowers(?) and staff.


RIC 458, Cohen 661 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFIL - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTVIICOSII - The Genius Exercitus standing left, holding a patera over an altar and in the other hand, a legionary standard.


RIC 463a, Cohen 676 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIFIL - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTVIIIICOSII - Minerva standing left, holding owl in right hand and spear, shield in left. Lot sold for $24 12/15/01.


RIC 466b, Cohen 701 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESARAVGPIIF - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTXCOSII - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter.


RIC 468, Cohen 703 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESANTONAVGPIIF. Head, bare, right.
Rev: TRPOTXCOSII. Virtus, helmeted, standing l., holding parazonium and spear. Lot sold for $33 11/15/01.


RIC 473, Cohen 721 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESANTONAVGPIIF - Bare head right
Rev: TRPOTXICOSII - Virtus?, helmeted and standing left, holding spear and parazonium. Lot sold for $28 11/13/01.


RIC 475a, Cohen 727 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESANTONAVGPIIF - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTXIICOSII - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter.


RIC 476, Cohen 731 AR Denarius Obv: AVRELIVSCAESANTONAVGPIIF - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPOTXIICOSII - Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.


RIC 596b, Cohen 58 AR Denarius, Lucius Verus Commemorative Obv: DIVVSVERVS - Bare head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Funeral pyre decorated with drawings and garlands. Lot sold for $59 12/17/01.


RIC 642 AR Denarius, Commodus Commemorative Obv: IMPCAESLAVRELCOMMODVSGERMSARM - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: TRPOTIICOS - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $76 12/8/01.


RIC 663 AR Denarius, Commodus Commemorative Obv: LAVRELCOMMODVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPOTIIIIIMPIICOSIIPP - Salus seated left, holding food over altar feeding a snake.


RIC 743 AR Denarius, Faustina II Commemorative Obv: DIVAFAVSTINAPIA - Draped bust right
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Peacock standing front, head right, tail feathers spread out behind.


RIC 744 AR Denarius, Faustina II Commemorative Obv: DIVAFAVSTINAPIA - Draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Peacock standing right.


Sestertius

RIC 979, Cohen 547 Sestertius Obv: MANTONINVSAVGTRPXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVTIAVGCOSIII S C - Salus standing left, holding patera over altar where snake rises to be fed and in other hand, a scepter.


RIC 1237, Cohen 185 Sestertius Obv: MAVRELANTONINVSAVGTRPXXXIII Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASAVGIMPVIIIICOSIIIPP S C; Felicitas standing with caduceus and scepter.


AE Provincials

Unlisted AE19 Obv: AVKAIMAVP...; Draped, bare head right.
Rev: figure with shield standing left.