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Aureus with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, draped and cuirassed, right. ANTONINVSAVGPIVSPPTRPXXIIII Reverse: Pietas standing, holding child on each arm. At her left and right, child standing raising right hand. PIETATIAVGCOSIIII (no cross bars in A's)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule to MFA, February 11, 1976 (as Apparatus; coin received accession number, April 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Miss Emily D.B. Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 160–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1976.85

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins