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Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AE28, SC

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An exceptional example of the bronze SC coinage
Origin:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority:
Antoninus Pius
Denomination:
AE28
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
138-161 AD (uncertain date)
Obverse:
AYTO KAI TI AIΛ A[ΔPI AN](?)NOC CEB EYCEB, Head of Antoninus, laureate, right; within dotted border
Reverse:
Large S C within laurel wreath of eight pairs of leaves terminating in a circle; below, ϴ; looped ties at bottom; all within dotted border
Size:
25.58mm, 15.65g, 12h
Grade:
gVF, fine style, well centred, attractive green patina
Rarity:
scarce
Rarity Details:
listed in Butcher as scarce
Provenance:
ex Ilya Zlobin
References:
McAlee 555i; BMC Galatia [Antioch] p. 188, 318; Butcher 334 var. (different obverse legend); cf. SNG Copenhagen 216 (same); SGICV 1495 var. (numerical letter); Lindgren I -
General Information:
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. This coin forms part of the large series of SC bronze coinage issued at the Antioch mint under different emperors.
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