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Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Antoninus Pius / Anonna

£165.00 Approx $207.29, €192.08

Code: 12190

This is an ancient Roman AE Sestertius, of Emperor Antoninus Pius, minted at Rome between 140 - 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." Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.

Reverse: ANNONA AVG S C "Imperial grain supply. Decree of the senate." Annona, draped, standing right, holding two corn-ears in right hand over modius and corn-ears and cornucopiae in left; at feet right, prow right.

A nice coin with a good portrait and an olive green patina, slight scuff on cheek otherwise VF


DENOMINATION: Sestertius (1/4 of a denarius)

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 138 - 161 AD (minted at Rome between 140 - 144 AD)

SIZE: 32.10mm diameter

WEIGHT:  26.78 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC III# 597a, OCRE# ric.3.ant.597a

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bremen. Germany.