This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome in 144 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." laureate head right
Reverse: ANNONA AVG, "Imperial grain supply" modius with two corn ears and two poppies
Excavated and VF condition.
DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome in 144 AD)
SIZE: 18mm diameter
WEIGHT: 2.81 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC III 62a; RSC 33.
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Münster, Germany.
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