Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 12 g

Diameter: 15/16 in. (24.6 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: Radiate head of Pius right Reverse: Indulgentia seated left Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVS AVGPIVSPP TRPXVII; Type: radiate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes large, drilled; nose with slight bump at bridge; mouth straight; small portion of shoulder visible; Letter "R" incised on shoulder; Border: dots Reverse: Legend: INDVLGENTIA AVG COS IIII; Exergue: S C; Type: draped female figure facing forward, seated; crowned and chignoned head looking right; figure's right hand open, extended toward viewer; in left hand holding a sceptre; Border: semicircles

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.141, no. 919


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

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