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The First Monetary Issue for Imperator Marcus Aurelius / Prima emisiune monetară a împăratului Marcus Aurelius

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  • Numismatică antică şi bizantină (Ancient and Byzantine Numismatics)  Articolele semnate de autor
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Excerpt This article presents what are belived to be the first coins struck for emperor Marcus Aurelius. For a long period of time the first monetary issues attributed to Marcus Aurelius as Imperator were belived to be the coins with representation of the goddess Concordia on the reverse. In fact, coins with this kind of reverse representation are related to the dual rule of the empire by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. The first coins identified for Marcus Aurelius show on the reverse the emperor standing alone and holding the globe in his right hand. This monetary issues were, most likely, struck between the time Marcus Aurelius was confirmed as Imperator and the time Lucius Verus was himself made Emperor, a very short period of time, thus making such coins extremely rare. Five such coins were identified until now, all of the denarii, one at an auction and the other four in two private collections.
Paginaţia 81-86
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  • Cercetări Numismatice; XXVI; anul 2020