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Antoninus Pius, AE18 of Nicomedia, Bithynia, 138-161 AD

¥559.29

Origin:
Nicomedia, Bithynia
Authority:
Antoninus Pius
Denomination:
AE17
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
138-161 AD
Obverse:
ANTWN KAI-CAP CEB, 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:
gVF/aEF, fine style, nice green patina, high relief
Provenance:
ex Rusty Romans (ebay) 24 September 2006
Reference:
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.
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