Ancient Roman Silver Denarius Coin of Emperor Antoninus Pius - 148 AD. A beautiful ancient Roman silver denarius issued under Emperor Antoninus Pius, circa 148 - 149 AD, at the Rome mint. The obverse with a superb portrait of Antoninus, shown wearing laurel wreath. The legend reading: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PM TRP XII "Antoninus Dutiful Augustus, Chief Priest, Twelve times Tribune of the People" The reverse with Annona, the personification of Rome's grain supply. The deity is seen holding corn-ears over a modius with her right hand and resting on an anchor with her left. The legend reading: COS IIII "Four times Consul" Antoninus Pius was the fourth of the so called 'five good Emperors'. He is remembered as a mild mannered and capable ruler, who led the Empire through a period of prosperity and peace. He died a natural death and was quickly deified by the senate. A fantastic, beautifully toned example, with a portrait of the very finest style.
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