Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD, AE Sestertius, Aequitas, struck 148-149 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Antoninus Pius
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
AE Sestertius
Composition:
Orichalcum
Date:
148-149 AD
Obverse:
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, Head of Antoninus, laureate, right
Reverse:
COS III, Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales, extended, in right hand and cornucopiae in left; S C left and right, low in field
Size:
31.61mm, 21.8g, 10h
Grade:
VF, glossy dark patina
References:
BMCRE IV 1824; RIC III 855; Cohen II 232; Banti 100

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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. Aequitas is the derivative of the English word "equity".