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brm_750345 - ANTONINUS PIUS Denier

75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 62.25£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 155-156
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli portrait d’Antonin. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Antonin le Pieux à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Augustus Pius Pater Patriæ Imperator iterum", (Antonin auguste pieux père de la patrie revêtu de la deuxième acclamation impériale).


Reverse legend : TR POT X-IX COS IIII.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) drapée debout à gauche, tenant deux épis de la main droite, la main gauche posée sur un modius placé sur une proue de navire.
Reverse translation : "Tribunicia Potestate undevicesimum Consul quartum", (Revêtu de la dix-neuvième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois).

Historical background

Antoninus Pius



Antonin was born September 19, 86 at Lanuvium. His family is originally from Gaul (Nîmes). It is a rich senator who married Faustina the former between 110 and 115 and thus entered marriage in Hadrian's family. After the death of Aelius 1 January 138, Hadrian chose Antoninus his successor on February 25 138 in two adjoining her adoptive son, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Hadrian died on July 10 and Antonin succeeded him. He must first fight to deify Hadrian, enemy of the Senate. In 139, Caesar Marcus Aurelius and Faustina became augusta. His reign was peaceful and happy and symbolizes the "Pax Romana" of the second century. In 148, it commemorates the 900th anniversary with pomp of Rome.

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