Benefactor robinjojo Posted August 29, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted August 29, 2022 This coin was unsold during Roma's E-Sale 100, I guess due to the somewhat rough surfaces and its base metal composition. But, if examined on its own merits, as a "Limes" denarius, it is above average, in my opinion, especially with the sensitive, fairly high relief portrait of Aurelius as a younger man. I've seen other limes denarii of his and generally they don't seem as struck, with cruder dies. Also the portraits seem to be of much older Marcus Aurelius. What do you think? I was really taken by this coin from the unsold coins list. This coin has additional meaning for me since I just finished reading his work, Meditations. This coin is patterned after Cohen 102. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, Æ Limes Denarius. Uncertain mint after Rome, AD 145-160. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head to right / COS II, Spes advancing to left, holding up flower and raising skirt. cf. RIC III 431 (Pius); BMCRE 604 (Pius); RSC 103. 3.40g, 18mm, 7h. 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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