This is an ancient Roman AE Sestertius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 140 - 144 AD
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, "Antoninus Pius, emperor (Augustus) father of the nation, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time." Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG S C "Imperial grain supply. Decree of the senate." Annona, draped, standing right, holding two corn-ears in right hand over modius and corn-ears and cornucopiae in left; at feet right, prow right.
A nice coin with a good portrait and an olive green patina, slight scuff on cheek otherwise VF
DENOMINATION: Sestertius (1/4 of a denarius)
MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)
DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome between 140 - 144 AD)
SIZE: 32.10mm diameter
WEIGHT: 26.78 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC III# 597a, OCRE# ric.3.ant.597a
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bremen. Germany.
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