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Aurelius Coin

Here’s a continuation of the previous post which I will keep much shorter due to the straightforward nature of this coin compared to the previous.

Inscribed on the coin is:

M AVRELANTONI NVSPIVS AVG


I broke it down like this:

M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG


From here, we know this is Aurelius Antoninus:

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Augustus

There are no inscriptions of his achievements as we saw in the Trajan coin possibly because of his notoriety as Emperor and one responsible for many deaths. He was later assassinated by “an officer of his personal bodyguard” according to wiki.