Sestertius

Antoninus Pius, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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154-155

Bronze

Overall: 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)

Weight: 28.3 g

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

27.1.29335

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Laureate head of A. Pius right Reverse: Libertas standing left Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVSAVGPIVSPPTRPXVIII; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes large; nose with slight bump at bridge; mouth indiscernible; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: dots Reverse: Legend: LIBERTAS C O S IIII; Type: draped female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward, right leg below knee showing; crowned (wear of coin makes distinguishing difficult here) head looking right; figure‘s right hand holding a pileus, in left hand a long sceptre. In field, S C (Senatus Consulto) on either side of figure; Border: dots

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.142, no. 929

Provenance

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

Old Number

hn 284

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