OBVERSE: Marcus Aurelius' laureated head, M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM.
REVERSE: Elephant walking, MVNIPICENTIA AVG, COS III
These are NOT ANCIENT COINS. They are made of the highest quality, Lead & Nickel Free Pewter and plated in real Gold or Heavy Silver Plate with an Antique Finish. They are accurately detailed and have been molded from Museum Quality Reproductions.
Marcus Aurelius (26th of April 121AD - 17th of March 180 AD) Marcus was Emperor of Rome from 161-180 AD. He was considered the last of the Five Good Emperors and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. Marcus Aurelius' work meditations, was written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. The reverse belongs to Antoninus Pius signifying the Munificentia, the spirit of imperial generosity, at the celebration of Rome's 900th anniversary in 147-148 AD.