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    Germanic Arms

    Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Sestertius, 28.63g (12h). Rome, 177 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG - GERM SARM TR P XXXI Bust laureate, cuirassed right. Rx: DE GERMANIS in exergue, IMP VIII COS III P P around, S - C across lower field, Captured German arms: cuirass in center, surrounded by shields, spears, horns, a vexillum, a dragon-headed standard, and a helmet. Bust variant of BM 1598, RIC 1184, and Cohen 163 (12 Fr.). CoinArchives Pro includes three further specimens from the same obverse die. This is an extremely interesting issue and a fine example at that. The pile of German arms is beautifully detailed. The portrait of Marcus Aurelius is extremely good for this late period. Pleasant dark brown/green patination. EF.

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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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