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    Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Aureus, 7.22g (12h). Rome, 175 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG - GERM TR P XXIX Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right. Rx: LIBERAL AVG - VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter and cornucopia. BM 620, pl. 65.13 (same obverse die). Calic├│ 1881 (same dies). Cohen 416 var. (50 Fr.). RIC 319. About EF.

    Ex NAC K, 30 March 2000, lot 1849.

    This largesse was precipitated by the revolt of Avidius Cassius in Syria in spring 175, the news of which made Commodus assume the toga virilis, distribute his father's sixth largesse in Rome, then travel to join Marcus on the Danube, prior to marching east with him against Avidius Cassius.


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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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