Marcus Aurelius is one of the most famous Roman Emperors, almost every day someone comes to the shop asking to buy his coins. His fame goes beyond ancient coins, he was also a brilliant Stoic philosopher, called the Philosopher-King in his lifetime he is now renowned the world over for his ‘Meditations’. As emperor he was just and able, but spent 16 of his nearly 20 years fighting wars & invasions, he died exhausted at 58 in A.D. 180. Cassius Dio later wrote: ‘History now descends from a kingdom of gold to one of iron and rust, as affairs did for the Romans of that day.’ While Marcus Aurelius’ coins were made in reasonable numbers his fame among collectors and others has meant his coins are Scarce; when they are available, people buy and keep them. We have a small group of his silver Denarius grading Fine with various reverses. Everyone has heard of Marcus Aurelius, you can own a piece of his legacy!