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Lot # 303 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$600
Divus Marcus Aurelius. Antoninianus
Divus Marcus Aurelius. Died 180 AD. Antoninianus, 4.37g. (10h). Rome, restored by Trajan Decius, 250-1 AD. Obv: DIVO MARCO ANTONINO Radiate head of Divus Marcus Aurelius right. Rx: CONSE - CRATIO Eagle with raised wings standing right, head left. RIC 91b (R2). Cohen (M. Aurel.) 1057 (3 Fr.). Weakly struck. VF.

Ex CNG 47, 16 September 1998, lot 1901.

Though priced at only three francs in Cohen, Marcus Aurelius is one of the rarest emperors in the Divi series of Trajan Decius, represented by no coins at all in the Dorchester hoard. Joaquim Blay's online die catalogue of this coinage lists just 14 specimens of this particular type of Divus Marcus (RIC 91b), including our coin. Marcus' obverse legend with ANTONINO added is rarer (six obverse dies found by Blay) than his shorter legend without ANTONINO (12 dies).
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