Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Diameter: 5/8 in. (16.5 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: Annona seated right holding cornucopiae Obverse: Legend: ANTONINVS AVG [PIVS PP] IMP II; Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes relatively small, apparently with bags under them; nose straight, even a bit concave; angular chin; small portion of shoulder visible; Border: seemingly solid Reverse: Legend: (illegible from 8.00 to 11.00) [TRPOTXIX] COS IIII; Type: draped female figure turned left, seated on a chair with a back; apparently no headgear (could be due to wear); head looking right; holding something over lap (RIC: cornucopiae) with right hand near bottom, left near top; slightly raised feet suggest a footstool; Border: dots

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.56, no. 250


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

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