Sestertius - Marcus Aurelius TR P XXXIII IMP X COS III S C; Pietas

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 179-180
Value Sestertius = ¼ Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 263959
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 1246,
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.1246
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG

Translation:
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Pietas, draped, standing left, dropping incense from right hand onto lighted altar and holding a perfume box in left hand.

Script: Latin

Lettering: TR P XXXIII IMP X COS III S C

Translation:
Tribunicia Potestate Tertia Tricesima, Imperator Decimum, Consul Tertium. Senatus Consultum.
Holder of tribunician power for the 33st time, Supreme commander (Imperator) for the tenth time, consul for the third time. 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 (179-180) 

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