Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 3.2 g

Diameter: 11/16 in. (17 mm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right Reverse: Pax standing left holding palm and cornucopiae Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVSAVG PIVS PPIMPII; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; nose concave/straight; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: does not appear to exist Reverse: Legend: TRPO T XIX C O S IIII; Type: draped female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward, right leg below knee showing; head with crown looking right; in figure's right hand appears to be a two-pronged branch.; Border: dots

Exhibition History

Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.

Published References

RIC Vol. 3, p.56, no. 252


Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

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