Obverse description : Tête laurée de Marc Aurèle à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : ATU K M AURH A-NTWNINOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).
Reverse legend : S C/.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne de laurier, surmontée d’une palme branche.
Reverse legend : IB.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (avec l’accord du Sénat).
(139-17/03/180) Marcus Ælius Aurelius Verus
Marcus Aurelius, born 26 April 121, lost his father at age 9. He is the grand-son of Marcus Annius Verus, brother of Hadrian and Trajan related to, and the son of Domitia Lucilla, the half-sister of Hadrian. It receives careful Herod Atticus and Fronton as teachers education. In 135, he converted to Stoicism, source of inspiration for writing "Thoughts". After the death of Aelius, he was adopted by Antoninus and Lucius Verus, at the request of Hadrian dying. After 10 July 138, is engaged to Faustina, born in 128 or 132, and he married in 145. Caesar from 139 coated consulate in 140, Marcus Aurelius 147 receives power of the tribunes and succeeds Antonin 161.