This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted in Rome to commemorate his deified state and place among the gods.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS, "The divine Antoninus [Pius]" Head of Antoninus Pius, bare right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO, "Consecration" Eagle standing right, head left, on altar.
DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome in 161 - 180 AD)
SIZE: 17mm diameter
WEIGHT: 3.45 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC III# 430, OCRE# ric.3.m_aur.430
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Virginia, United States.
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