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Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD, Ionia, Ephesus, AE18, Plate Coin

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Information: Plate coin: the reverse of this coin is illustrated in Karwiese, Die Münzprägung von Ephesos, Vol. 5
Origin: Ionia, Ephesus
Authority: Antoninus Pius
Denomination: AE17
Composition: Bronze
Date: 138-161 AD
Obverse: ΚΑΙϹΑΡ [ΑΝΤΩΝ]ƐΙΝΟϹ, Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, right
Reverse: EΦEϹΙΩΝ, Boar running, right; pierced by hunting spear
Size: 17.58mm, 4.2g, 2h
Grade: aVF, attractive dark-green patina with earthen highlights
Provenance: Pedigreed: from the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection, ex J. P. Righetti Collection (Triton XIV, 4 January 2011), Lot 1708 (part of); J. P. Righetti Collection (Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 227, 10 February 2010), Lot 306 (unsold); J. P. Righetti Collection (Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 15, 21 October 2004), Lot 581
References: RPC IV.2 Online 1122; Karwiese DMvE 5, 232 (O41/R77–this coin cited and reverse illustrated)
General: 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.
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