Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 28.3 g

Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (31 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 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


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

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