Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Health

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Health

Code: 11914

£95.00 Approx $130.67, €111.24
 

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.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

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.