This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 150 - 151 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Pius, emperor (Augustus), father of the nation" laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Reverse: TR POT XIIII COS IIII, "Holder of tribunician power for the 14th time, consul for the fourth time" Pietas, draped, standing front, by altar, looking right, holding forelegs of a standing hind with right hand, and dish of fruit; lighted altar right. PIETAS below
A nice toned example with a good portrait
DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome in 150 - 151 AD)
SIZE: 17.9mm diameter
WEIGHT: 2.87 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 201var (bust type); BMCRE 735var (ditto); RSC 616var (ditto).
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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