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Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD, Cappadocia, Caesarea, AR Drachm, Mt. Argaeus, struck 139 AD

185.00 AUD

Origin:
Caesarea, Eusebia
Authority:
Antoninus Pius
Denomination:
AR Drachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
139 AD
Obverse:
ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΑΝΤωΝƐΙΝΟС СƐΒΑСΤΟС, Head of Antoninus Pius, facing right
Reverse:
VPA TOC B, Mt. Argaeus with trees; on summit, nude figure holding globe and sceptre
Size:
19.29mm, 3.3g, 5h
Grade:
gVF, toned, edge crack
Provenance:
ex private collector
Reference:
RPC Online VI 6294 (temp.); Sydenham 299 var. (no trees); SNG Copenhagen 128; RPC SGICV -
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. On the obverse of this coin, an expectional portrait of the Emperor. On the reverse, the personification of the river Tiber, Tiberis, is depicted.
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