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    Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Health

    Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Health

    $130 (approx conversion from £95)

    Item details

    This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 158 - 159 AD 

    Obverse:   ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, "Antoninus, emperor (Augustus), Pius, father of the nation. High priest, holder of tribunician power for the twenty-second time" laureate head right

    Reverse: SALVTI AVG COS IIII, "To the health of the emperor (Augustus). Consul for the fourth time." Salus, draped, standing front, head left, feeding out of patera a snake coiled around an altar.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Denarius

    MATERIAL: Silver

    DATE: 138 - 161 AD (this coin minted at Rome between 158 - 159 AD)

    SIZE: 18mm diameter

    WEIGHT:  3.05  grams

    ATTRIBUTION:   RIC III 305; RSC 741. RIC 288;

    PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London.

    Code
    11914
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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