Sestertius - Marcus Aurelius IMP VIII COS III PAX AETERNA AVG S C; Pax

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 175-176
Value Sestertius = ¼ Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 263871
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 1164,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2003. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 3. Antoninus Pius – Commodus (AD 138–192) (1930 reprinted edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.3.m_aur.1164
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXX P P

Translation:
Marcus Antoninus Augustus, Germanicus, Sarmaticus, Tribunicia Potestate Tricesima, Pater Patriae.
Marcus [Aurelius] Antoninus emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, conqueror of the Sarmatians, holder of tribunician power for the 30th time, father of the nation.

Reverse

Pax, draped, standing left, holding cornucopia in left arm and setting fire to a pile of arms with torch in right hand.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP VIII COS III PAX AETERNA AVG S C

Translation:
Imperator Octavum, Consul Tertium. Pax Aeterna Augusti. Senatus Consultum.
Supreme commander (Imperator) for the eighth time, consul for the third time, eternal peace, emperor (Augustus). Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (175-176) 

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