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Antoninus Pius

T. Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus Pius
Augustus (AD 138-161)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Born at Lanuvinium in 86 Pius was the son Aurelius Fulvus and Arria Fadilla, both of consular stock. He married Faustina the elder, was the father of Faustina the younger, and father-in-law of Marcus Aurelius. He was brought up by his grandfather, a friend of the younger Pliny. Before becoming emperor he enjoyed a senatorial career and had a considerable reputation as a man of integrity albeit enormously wealthy. His reign was one of tranquillity and prosperity. His coinage reflects these themes, together with emphasis on recalling Roman tradition (via the foundation myths) and on the establishment of the Antonine dynasty


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Antoninus Pius

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Coins of Antoninus Pius currently available

Antoninus Pius
Bronze as issued AD 140-144.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PIETAS AVG SC, Pietas, standing left, raising right hand.<
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $60.00
Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 148/149.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: COS IIII, Felicitas standing holding caduceus and cornucopiae.<
About Extremely Fine   |   AUD $135.00
Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 139.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, Bare head left.
Rev: TRP COS II, Pax standing left with branch and cornucopiae.<
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $140.00
Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 156/157.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: TR POT XX COS IIII, Annona seated right holding cornucopiae, modius at feet.<
Nice Very Fine   |   AUD $140.00
Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 152/153.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: COS IIII, Vesta standing holding simpulum and palladium.<
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $150.00
Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 161.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XXIIII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: CONG AVG VIIII COS IIII, Liberalitas standing holding abacus and cornucopiae.<
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $175.00
Antoninus Pius
Bronze sestertius issued AD 139.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: TR POT COS II, Pax standing holding branch and cornucopiae.<
Very Fine   |   AUD $220.00