Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Deified Emperor Antoninus Pius

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Deified Emperor Antoninus Pius

Code: 12187

£85.00 Approx $103.16, €98.49
 

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.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

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.