Antoninus Pius, AE18, Nicomedia, Bithynia, 138-161 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Antoninus Pius
City/Region:
Nicomedia, Bithynia
Denomination:
AE17
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
138-161 AD
Obverse:
CA CEP ANTON KA, Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Reverse:
ΔHMHT NEIKO, Demeter, veiled, standing left with grain ears in right hand and holding torch or sceptre in left hand
Size:
18mm, 3.3g, 6h
Grade:
aEF, nice greek patina, high relief
Reference:
BMC 12; Rec.Gen. 50

Antoninus Pius was one of the Five Good Emperors. Under his 23 year long reign, Rome saw peace that it had not seen for some time. Demeter was the Greek Goddess of harvest and agriculture.