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.
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)
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