Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 3 g

Diameter: 11/16 in. (18 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: Vesta standing left holding simpulum and palladium Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVSAVG PIVS PPTRPXV; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes large; nose straight; weary facial expression; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: dots Reverse: Legend: C O S IIII; Type: draped female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward, right leg below knee showing; chignoned or crowned (wear of coin makes distinguishing difficult here) head looking right; figure's right hand holding a ladle; Border: dots, worn

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.51, no. 203


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

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