This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 148 - 149 AD
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, "Antoninus Pius, emperor (Augustus) father of the nation, holder of tribunician power for the twelfth time" laureate head right
Reverse: COS IIII, "Consul for the fourth time" Salus standing facing, head left, holding patera & rudder on globe, feeding a serpent entwined around the altar.
DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome in 148 - 149 AD)
SIZE: 18mm diameter
WEIGHT: 3.18 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 181, RSC 281, BMC 670 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 4075
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Münster, Germany.
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