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Antoninus Pius

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

Born at Lanuvinium in AD 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

Coin image Antoninus Pius, Syria, Zeugma
Bronze AE20 issued AD 161-180.
Obv: M AYP ..., Radiate head facing right.
Rev: ZЄYΓMA TЄꞶN Γ, Inscription within wreath.
Good Fine   |   AUD $60.00
Coin image Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 148.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XI, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: COS IIII, Annona standing left holding corn ears and anchor, modius at feet.
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00
Coin image 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/Fine   |   AUD $135.00
Coin image 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
Coin image Antoninus Pius
Silver denarius issued AD 146.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: COS IIII, Winged thunderbolt on draped seat.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $160.00
Coin image 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
Coin image Antoninus Pius
Bronze as issued AD 154/155.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVIII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: BRITA[NNIA COS] IIII, Britannia seated to left on rock, to left shield and sceptre (SC in ex.).
Good Fine   |   AUD $250.00