Denarius of Antoninus Pius, "CONSECRATIO"

Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 3.19 g

Overall: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

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



Place Made: Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


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 entries created by Dartmouth students and Professor Roberta Stewart, Spring 2012, no. 29, Jamie Chapman, Class of 2012.


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

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