Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Salus

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Salus

Code: 11598

£170.00
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This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 140 - 144 AD 

Obverse:  ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right 

Reverse: SALVS AVG S C Salus, draped, standing left, feeding snake coiled around an altar and holding rudder on globe.

A nice ancient Roman coin that was a British river find from silts, uncleaned and from an old collection.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome between 140 - 144 AD)

SIZE: 31mm diameter

WEIGHT:  27.79 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 636a

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Leicester, United Kingdom.