2 Marcus Aurelius-es and 1 Lucius Verus

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  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Here are 3 coins I've been waiting to be delivered and they finally came this morning.

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    Marcus Aurelius, Ruled 161-180 AD
    AE26 As, Rome Mint, Struck 145 AD

    Obverse: AVRELIVS CAES-AR AVG P II F COS II, Bare head right
    Reverse: [No legend], Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield, S-C in field.
    References: RIC III (A. Pius) 1264/1265(?), C 573
    Size: 26.22mm, 11.47g

    *Not sure which RIC reference this actually is. I wanted to say it is 1264, but it says Minerva facing left not right...?
    http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.3.ant.1264_as
    http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.3.ant.1265_as



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    Lucius Verus, Co-Ruler with M. Aurelius,
    AE27 Dupondius, Struck 163-164 AD, Rome Mint

    Obverse: L AVREL VERVS - AVG ARMENIACVS, radiate, cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing right, holding spear in right hand and leaning left arm on shield on ground.
    References: RIC III (M. Aurelius) 1388/1387, BMC 1123
    Size: 27mm, 11.17g

    *Also, not sure which RIC reference this actually is as I found it on numismatics.org as 1388, but on acsearch.info results it shows 1387.
    http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.3.m_aur.1388
    https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=mars dupondius L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS



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    Marcus Aurelius, Ruled 161-180 AD
    AE24 Dupondius, Struck 170-171 AD, Rome Mint

    Obverse: IMP M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXV, radiate head right.
    Reverse: COS III, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak flying behind, advancing right, holding spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand, S-C in field.
    References: RIC III (M. Aurelius) 994, Cohen 129
    Size: 24mm, 14.03g
     
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  3. Ancient Aussie

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    All three very nice coins, but that top one Minerva is fantastic with it's great detail.
     
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  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Thanks @Ancient Aussie, I thought so too! And I had a heck of a find finding examples and a reference for it without having any legend on the reverse. The closet photo of a similar coin was its sestertius sibling.
     
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  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    very nice! i need both rulers yet.
     
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  6. Roman Collector

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    It's RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1264:

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    And because the listing says, "as 1245," here's RIC 1245:

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  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Thanks @Roman Collector! Are those photos of the physical book you took or are they from a digital online copy? If the latter, where would I find such volumes?
     
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    thanks Justin Lee.. you just gave me my 2000th like :):woot:
     
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  9. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Woo-hoo!  :wideyed::smuggrin::smuggrin:;):singing::singing::singing:
     
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  10. Roman Collector

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    Scanned from an actual book. It's not online as far as I know.
     
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