Denarius

Antoninus Pius, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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155-156

Silver

Overall: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

Weight: 3.1 g

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

27.1.29702

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: 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

Published References

RIC Vol.3, p.56, no. 250

Provenance

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

Old Number

hn 254

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