Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Overall: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

Weight: 3.4 g

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

On view


Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right Reverse: Octastyle temple with seated figures of Augustus and Livia within Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVSAVG PIVS PPTRPXXII; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right (beard almost worn away), diadem at back of head; eyes large (with pupil rendered large, forward-looking); nose straight if not slightly concave; lips well-defined; under beard below chin well-defined; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: dots Reverse: Legend: TEMPLVMDIVAVGREST (DIVi AVGusti RESTitutum); Exergue: COS III[I]; Type: temple with eight columns evenly spaced, with the two middle columns split further apart than the rest; roof triangular, with four marks over top angle; figure on either side of the roof; between the two middle columns are two tall figures; on top step in front of each outermost column is a standing human figure; Border: dots

Exhibition History

Artifacts of the Roman Empire, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 18-November 5, 1990.

Money Talks: Roman Coinage in Global, Historical Context, Classical Studies 11, Professor Roberta Stewart, Gene Y. Kim Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 2, 2022-.

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.60, no. 290


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

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