Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Jupiter

Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Jupiter

Code: 12166

£7,650.00 Approx $8528.43, €8703.07
 

This is an ancient Roman gold Aureus, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 140 - 143 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: IOVI STATORI, "To Jupiter, the upholder (preserver)" Jupiter, naked, standing front, holding sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left.

A superb example in VF condition 

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Aureus (= 25 Denarii)

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 138 - 161 AD (this coin minted at Rome between 140 - 143 AD)

SIZE: 18mm diameter

WEIGHT:  7.22 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC III# 72A, OCRE# ric.3.ant.72A

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Beaumont, France.