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  • Roman Denarius ID Help Needed

    A friend shared this on Facebook. It looks like a Roman Imperatorial denarius. I cannot match the inscription or find a match describing the reverse. The bust looks a lot like Commodus but I could not find a match for him either. Could be an ancient imitative? Any help with the ID is appreciated. Thank you.
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    Not Commodus, but his father Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antninus Pius.

    Looks like:

    Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 152-153 AD.

    Obverse: AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII FIL, bare head right

    Reverse: TR POT VII COS II, Genius Exercitus or Virtus standing left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding legionary eagle.

    RIC 458: BMCRE 804 (Pius); RSC 661


    Gary

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    • #3
      Thank you Gary
      "Historia Vitae Magistra"-Cicero
      "History, The Teacher of Life"

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