Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 12.2 g

Diameter: 1 1/16 in. (26.7 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 Pius right Reverse: PAX standing left Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVS AVGPIVS PP; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes large; mouth straight, in a frown; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: dots Reverse: Legend: TR POT COS II (7:00 to 4:00), clockwise; Exergue: PAX; Type: draped female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward, right leg below knee showing; crowned head looking right; figure's right hand holding a branch with five prongs, in left hand cornucopiae. In field, S C (Senatus Consulto) on either side of figure; Border: None visible

Course History

CLST 11.19/HIST 94.16, Roman Coins as Text, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2022

CLST 11.19/HIST 94.16, Roman Coins as Text, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2022

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.31, no. 51


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

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