Denarius

Antoninus Pius, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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138-161

Silver

Overall: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)

Weight: 3 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Glenn Babbitt

174.30.30183

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right Reverse: Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVS AVGPIVSPP [***] (the letters are not well made; probably not minted at Rome); Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes large; nose straight; deep lines from mouth; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: If it existed, it is now gone. Reverse: Legend: [**]RPO[****][Y]S[*]OV[*]N[*]; Type: draped female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward; head looking right; figure‘s right hand holding a patera or a rudder, in left hand cornucopiae; Exergue: Illegible, but present; Border: None.

Published References

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

Provenance

Glenn Babbitt; given to present collection, 1974.

Old Number

hn 256

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