Denarius of Antoninus Pius, "CONSECRATIO"

Antoninus Pius, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire, Europe

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Silver

Overall: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

Weight: 3.19 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

2005.24.2

Geography/Culture

Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics

Numismatics: Roman Imperial

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, facing right, bearded, with drapery over the shoulder. Border of dots. Legend: DIVVS ANTONINVS (Divine Antoninus) clockwise from seven o’clock. Reverse: Pyre in four tiers, decorated with garlands, statues on first tier in arcades, door in second tier, surmounted by a quadriga. Legend: CONSECRATIO (consecration) clockwise from eight o’clock

Course History

CLST 18, HIST 94.6, History of the Roman Empire, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Investigations into the Ancient Mediterranean, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Yale University Collection-Sharing Initiative, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 5-June 24, 2012.

Publication History

IMPERIUM ROMANUM IN NUMMIS, The Roman Empire in and on Its Coinage, a booklet with enteries created by Dartmouth students and Professor Roberta Stewart, Spring 2012, no. 29, Jamie Chapman, Class of 2012.

Provenance

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois; sold to present collection, 2005.

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