Denarius

Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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159

Silver

Diameter: 11/16 in. (18.2 mm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase

163.67.29754

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Laureate head of A. Pius right Reverse: Salus sacrificing left Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVS AVGPIVSPP TRPXXIII; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes drilled; nose straight; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: dots Reverse: Legend: SALVS AVG COS IIII; Type: draped female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward, right leg below knee showing; chignoned head looking right, braid coming off head; figure's right hand holding a patera, in left hand a long spear or sceptre. On figure's right is an altar around which a snake is coiled, reaching toward patera; Border: dots

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.63, no. 304

Provenance

Harold C. Craig, Lebanon, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1963.

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