This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 158 - 159 AD
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, "Antoninus, emperor (Augustus), Pius, father of the nation. High priest, holder of tribunician power for the twenty-second time" laureate head right
Reverse: SALVTI AVG COS IIII, "To the health of the emperor (Augustus). Consul for the fourth time." Salus, draped, standing front, head left, feeding out of patera a snake coiled around an altar.
DATE: 138 - 161 AD (this coin minted at Rome between 158 - 159 AD)
SIZE: 18mm diameter
WEIGHT: 3.05 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC III 305; RSC 741. RIC 288;
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London.
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