Antoninus Pius, Sestertius, Indulgentia, 153-154 AD
- Antoninus Pius
- 153-154 AD
- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVII, Head of Antoninus, laureate, right
- INDVLGENTI-A AVG COS IIII, Indulgentia, draped, seated left on low seat, extending right hand and holding transverse sceptre, nearly vertical, in left; S C in exergue
- 31.40mm, 22.9g, 7h
- Choice gVF, boldly struck, well centred, attractive light green patina, some cleaning marks
- ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 24, Lot 201
- RIC III 914; Cohen II 454; Strack III 1091; BMCRE IV 1939 var. (legend arrangements); SRCV II 4183 var. (date)
This sestertius of Antoninus Pius has one of the most stunning patinas we have ever seen on an ancient coin.
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. Indulgentia was the Roman personification of indulgence and mercy. A rare deity not commonly seen on Roman coins. AC search.info lists just 366 examples of coins (of any Roman Emperor) with Indulgentia.