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**Originally Listed at $75**

Rome, Imperial Period, Antoninus Pius, ca. 138 to 161 CE. AR denarius (3.4 grams). Rome Mint; struck 150-151. Obverse: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right Reverse: TR POT XIIII COS IIII, Tranquillitas standing right, holding rudder and corn ears, TRANQ in exergue. Ex. PCAG Long Beach Auction, June 1-3, 1988, lot 945. RIC 122. Size: 0.6" W (1.5 cm)

Antoninus Pius is known as one of the Five Good Emperors, son of Hadrian, and adoptive father of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. He built temples and theatres, and promoted learning by giving honors and money to teachers. He also preserved many of the laws that Hadrian had created and his reign was one of the most peaceful in the history of the Roman Empire.

Provenance: private Matrisciano collection, California, USA

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Condition

Choice VF+ with exquisite dark toning.

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Roman Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD Silver AR Denarius

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