In AD 172-173, at the conclusion of the Quadic war, Marcus set about rebuilding of what had been destroyed in the fighting. He received the title of Restitutor Italiae -- the Restorer of Italy -- in AD 173, a title which had earlier been held by Hadrian. This coin commemorates the rebuilding of Italy in the wake of the war and the new title assumed by the emperor. On this well-circulated coin's reverse, the emperor assists Italia in rising up from the ground and she offers a globe, a symbol of territorial expansion. Post your war-related Marcus Aurelius coins, Marcus Aurelius sestertii, or anything you feel is relevant! Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180. Roman orichalcum sestertius, 21.36 g, 29.5 mm, 12 h. Rome, AD 173. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII, head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right. Rev: RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III, Marcus Aurelius, in military dress, standing left, holding vertical spear in left hand and clasping right hands with Italia kneeling right before him, holding globe in left hand; SC in exergue. Refs: RIC 1077; BMCRE 1449-1450; Cohen 538; RCV 4997; MIR 259.