Brass sestertius struck at Rome AD 173 by Marcus Aurelius
Laur. head of Marcus Aurelius Rev. RESTITVTI ITALIAE
IMP VI COS III SC Marcus Aurelius in military uniform
standing l. and raising turreted figure of Italia who kneels
r. holding globe.
RCV 4997; RIC 1077; Cohen 538
Very Fine with a delightful old collector’s ticket.
This commemmorates the Emperor’s success in delivering
Italy from the threat of invasion by barbarians after his
defeat of Germanic tribes of the Danubian region.