Denarius of Antoninus Pius, "AVRELIVS CAESAR"

Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Overall: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

Weight: 3.2 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

Not on view


Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, facing right, bearded, laureate. Border of dots. Legend: ANTONINVS AVG(ustus) PIVS P(ater) P(atriae) TR(ibunicia) P(otestas) CO(n)S(ul) II[I], (Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of his Country, endowed with power of the Tribune, consul for the third time) clockwise from seven o’clock. Reverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, facing right, bearded. Border or dots. Legend: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG(usti) PII F(ilius) CO(n)S(ul) (Aurelius Caesar, son of Augustus Pius, consul) clockwise from seven o’clock.

Exhibition History

Investigations into the Ancient Mediterranean, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Yale University Collection-Sharing Initiative, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 5-June 24, 2012.

Publication History

IMPERIUM ROMANUM IN NUMMIS, The Roman Empire in and on Its Coinage, a booklet with entries created by Dartmouth students and Professor Roberta Stewart, Spring 2012, no. 28, Claire Nan, Class of 2014.

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.78, no. 417


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

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