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    Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Indulgence

    Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Indulgence

    $270 (approx conversion from £195)

    Item details

    This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 152 - 153 AD 

    Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI, "Antoninus Pius, emperor (Augustus) father of the nation, holder of tribunician power for the 16th time" Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.

    Reverse: INDVLGENTIA AVG COS IIII / S C, "Indulgence of the emperor (Augustus). Consul for the fourth time. Decree of the senate." Indulgentia, draped, seated left, extending right hand and holding transverse sceptre in left.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Sestertius (1/4 of a denarius)

    MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

    DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome between 152 - 153 AD)

    SIZE: 30mm diameter

    WEIGHT:  24.30 grams

    ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 904; Cohen 452; BMCRE 1920; Sear 4183.

    PROVENANCE: ex collection JMAL (acquired between 1970 and 2000)

    Code
    11909
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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