Denarius

Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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161

Silver

Overall: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

Weight: 3.3 g

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

27.1.29329

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Bare head of Antoninus Pius right Reverse: Eagle standing right, head turned left Obverse: Legend: D I V V S (7 o'clock to 11, clockwise); ANTONINVS (1:30 to 4:30, clockwise); Type: ungarmented, bearded head (bust) facing right, wavy hair above ears, curly hair from top of ears to base of neck; beard curly; eyes large; Border: dotted, but only from 9 o'clock to 11 Reverse: Legend: C O N S E C R A T I O (7 o'clock to 4:30, clockwise; almost impossible to read); Type: Standing eagle with head cocked up and looking left, chest puffed out, wings slightly open, almost a mane at the neck, three tail feathers almost as large as legs; Border: dots, visible only from 12 to 3:30.

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.247, no. 429

Provenance

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

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