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
DENOMINATION: Aureus (= 25 Denarii)
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.
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