Antoninus Pius (10th July AD 138 - 7th March AD 161)

Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus was born in AD 86. Under his 23 year reign the Empire enjoyed peace and prosperity, apart from minor disturbances in Britain. On his death he was succeeded by Marcus Aurelius.

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Antoninus Pius 'Pietas' Sestertius 027953

Antoninus Pius 'Pietas' Sestertius
Bronze, 25.59 grams, 31.74 mm. Rome. AD 159-160. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head right. Reverse: PIETATI AVG COS IIII S-C, Pietas, in long dress, standing facing, head left, holding globe and small child, two small girls in long dress standing facing at her feet left and right. RIC 1002; Cohen 620; Sear 4205 var (year). Near very fine/good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£135.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Pietas' Sestertius 027953
Antoninus Pius 'Altar' Sestertius 027951

Antoninus Pius 'Altar' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.83 grams, 31.87 mm. Rome. Struck posthumously under Marcus Aurelius. AD 162. Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right. Reverse: DIVO PIO, square altar; S-C across fields. RIC 1272[aurelius]; Cohen 358; Sear 5200. Very fine/good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£145.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Altar' Sestertius 027951
Antoninus Pius 'Pax' Sestertius 027950

Antoninus Pius 'Pax' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.70 grams, 32.97 mm. Rome. AD 140-144. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae. S-C across fields. RIC 616; Cohen 589; Sear 4200. Good fine/fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£75.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Pax' Sestertius 027950
Antoninus Pius 'Fortuna' AE As 027947

Antoninus Pius 'Fortuna' AE As
Bronze, 10.69 grams, 29.11 mm. Rome. AD 138-161. Obverse: IMP T AEL CAES HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, laureate head right. Reverse: P M TR POT COS II, Fortuna standing left. RIC 533b; Cohen 650; Sear (1988) 1294. Near Very fine/good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£60.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Fortuna' AE As 027947
Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Sestertius 027932

Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Sestertius
Bronze, 26.99 grams, 32.81 mm. Rome. AD 147-148. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right. Reverse: ANNONA AVG S-C, COS IIII in exergue, Annona standing left, holding grain-ears and anchor, modius with grain-ears at foot left. RIC 840; Cohen 39; Sear 4148 var (bust type, rev. legend configuration). Very fine/good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£120.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Sestertius 027932
Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 027854

Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius
Bronze, 20.89 grams, 33.04 mm. Rome. AD 156-157. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, Securitas seated left on chair formed by two cornuacopiae, holding sceptre. SC in exergue. RIC 967; Cohen 1008; Sear 4252. Near very fine/near good fine.
£120.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 027854
Antoninus Pius 'Fides' AE Dupondius 027829

Antoninus Pius 'Fides' AE Dupondius
Bronze, 14.66 grams, 26.45 mm. Rome. AD 156-157. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, radiate head right. Reverse: TR POT XIX COS IIII, Fides standing left, holding two standards, S-C across fields. RIC 951; Cohen 990; Sear -. Very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.

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Antoninus Pius 'Fides' AE Dupondius 027829
Antoninus Pius 'Funeral Pyre' Sestertius 027828

Antoninus Pius 'Funeral Pyre' Sestertius
Bronze, 24.84 grams, 32.85 mm. Rome. Struck posthumously under Marcus Aurelius. AD 162. Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right. Reverse: CONSECRATIO, four-tiered funeral pyre surmounted by a quadriga, S-C across fields. RIC 1266; Cohen 165; Sear 5198 var (bust type). Good fine/fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£80.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Funeral Pyre' Sestertius 027828
Antoninus Pius 'Fortuna' Sestertius 024455

Antoninus Pius 'Fortuna' Sestertius
Bronze, 24.62 grams, 31.51 mm. Rome. 139 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right. Reverse: FORTVNA AVG COS II, S-C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC 536; Cohen 380 corr.; Sear -. Fine-very fine/good.
£60.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Fortuna' Sestertius 024455
Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Denarius 023599

Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Denarius
Silver, 3.45 grams, 18.99 mm. Rome. 147-148 AD.. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right. Reverse: COS IIII, Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears and anchor. RIC 162; RSC 283; Sear 4067. Extremely fine.
£80.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Denarius 023599
Antoninus Pius as Caesar 'Pietas' Sestertius 025227

Scarce Antoninus Pius as Caesar 'Pietas' Sestertius
Bronze, 26.08 grams, 32.35 mm. Rome. AD 138. Obverse: IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS, bare head right. Reverse: TRIB POT COS, S-C across fields, PIETAS in exergue, Pietas standing left by altar, holding box of incense and raising right hand. RIC 1083a [hadrian], Cohen 604, BMC 1943; Sear 4203. Scarcer type with PIETAS in exergue instead of across fields. Good fine, better than imaged.
£80.00

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Antoninus Pius as Caesar 'Pietas' Sestertius 025227
Antoninus Pius 'Salus' AE As 027911

Antoninus Pius 'Salus' AE As
Bronze, 10.34 grams, 27.79 mm. Rome. AD 151-152. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XV, laureate head right. Reverse: SALVS AVG around, COS IIII in exergue, S-C across fields, Salus standing left by altar, holding patera and sceptre, feeding serpent rising from the altar. RIC 900; Cohen 729; Sear 4311. Very fine/good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£60.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Salus' AE As 027911
Antoninus Pius 'Aequitas' Sestertius 027943

Antoninus Pius 'Aequitas' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.87 grams, 32.05 mm. Rome. AD 148-149. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right. Reverse: COS IIII S-C, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 855; Cohen 232; BMC 1823; Sear 4162. Very fine/good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£125.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Aequitas' Sestertius 027943
Antoninus Pius 'Salus' Sestertius 027887

Antoninus Pius 'Salus' Sestertius
Bronze, 23.01 grams, 32.71 mm. Rome. AD 140-144. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Reverse: SALVS AVG S-C, Salus standing left, holding patera and sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar. RIC 635; Cohen 711; Sear 4214. Good very fine.
£150.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Salus' Sestertius 027887
Antoninus Pius 'Moneta' Sestertius 027933

Antoninus Pius 'Moneta' Sestertius
Bronze, 26.51 grams, 35.24 mm. Rome. AD 149-150. Obverse: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT XIIII COS IIII S-C, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiaie, MON AVG in exergue. RIC 872; Cohen 554; Sear 4195. Fine-good fine/good. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£70.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Moneta' Sestertius 027933
Antoninus Pius 'Pietas' Sestertius 027929

Antoninus Pius 'Pietas' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.81 grams, 32.10 mm. Rome. AD 159-160. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head right. Reverse: PIETATI AVG COS IIII S-C, Pietas, in long dress, standing facing, head left, holding globe and an infant; two small girls at foot to left and right. RIC 1002; Cohen 620; BMC 2062; Sear 4205 var (date). Good fine/near very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£90.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Pietas' Sestertius 027929
Antoninus Pius 'Felicitas' AE As 027910

Scarce Antoninus Pius 'Felicitas' AE As
Bronze, 8.07 grams, 26.28 mm. Rome. AD 154-155. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right. Reverse: FELICITAS AVGVSTI S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding short, winged caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 1067; Cohen 370; Sear -. Good fine-very fine/good very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£90.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Felicitas' AE As 027910
Antoninus Pius 'Bonus Eventus' AE As 027892

Antoninus Pius 'Bonus Eventus' AE As
Bronze, 11.77 grams, 28.73 mm. Rome. AD 140-144. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Reverse: BONO EVENTVI S-C, Bonus Eventus standing left by altar, holding patera and corn-ears. RIC 676; Cohen 106; Sear 4295. Very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£85.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Bonus Eventus' AE As 027892
Antoninus Pius 'Pax' AE As 027878

Scarce Antoninus Pius 'Pax' AE As
Bronze, 11.62 grams, 26.66 mm. Rome. AD 155-156. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIX, laureate head right. Reverse: COS IIII S-C, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae. RIC 955; Cohen 257; Sear -. Very fine-good very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£85.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Pax' AE As 027878
Antoninus Pius 'Emperor and His Caesar' Denarius 025923

Antoninus Pius 'Emperor and His Caesar' Denarius
Silver, 2.91 grams, 18.70 mm. Rome. 140 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, laureate head of Pius right. Reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS, bare-headed, draped bust of Aurelius right. RIC 417b; RSC 22a; Sear 4524 var (Aurelius bust type). Extremely fine.
£220.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Emperor and His Caesar' Denarius 025923
Antoninus Pius 'Emperor Sacrificing' Denarius 026391

Antoninus Pius 'Emperor Sacrificing' Denarius
Silver, 3.04 grams, 17.06 mm. Rome. 158-159 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right. Reverse: VOTA SOL DECENN II, COS IIII below, Antoninus standing left, holding scroll and patera over tripod altar. RIC 292e; RSC 1110; Sear 4139-4140 var (obverse legend). Very fine/good. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£60.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Emperor Sacrificing' Denarius 026391
Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 026081

Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius
Bronze, 28.27 grams, 34.75 mm. Rome. 156-157 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, SC in exergue, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on cornucopiae which forms the arms of the chair. RIC 967; Cohen 1008; Sear 4252. Good very fine/fine and better.
£140.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 026081
Antoninus Pius 'Salus' Sestertius 026066

Antoninus Pius 'Salus' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.50 grams, 30.00 mm. Rome. 147-148 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS IIII, laureate head right. Reverse: SALVS AVG S-C, Salus standing right feeding serpent coiled around altar and holding rudder on globe. RIC 784; Sear 4214 var (date). Good fine.
£110.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Salus' Sestertius 026066
Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Sestertius 026065

Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Sestertius
Bronze, 22.72 grams, 32.80 mm. Rome. 147-148 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right. Reverse: ANNONA AVG, S-C, COS IIII in the exergue, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and anchor, modius at foot left. RIC 840; Cohen 39; Sear 4147 var (date). Good fine.
£110.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Sestertius 026065
Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 026063

Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius
Bronze, 26.08 grams, 29.14 mm. Rome. 156-157 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, SC in exergue, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on cornucopiae which forms the arms of the chair. RIC 967; Cohen 1008; Sear 4252. Good fine.
£110.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 026063
Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 026061

Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius
Bronze, 27.55 grams, 32.47 mm. Rome. 156-157 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, SC in exergue, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on cornucopiae which forms the arms of the chair. RIC 967; Cohen 1008; Sear 4252. Good fine.
£110.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Securitas' Sestertius 026061
Antoninus Pius 'Libertas' Dupondius 024628

Antoninus Pius 'Libertas' Dupondius
Bronze, 3.85 grams, 19.71 mm. Rome. 153-154 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, radiate head right. Reverse: LIBERTAS COS IIII, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and extending left hand, S-C across fields. RIC 920; Cohen 539; BMC 1948; Sear 4279. Very fine and better.
£80.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Libertas' Dupondius 024628
Antoninus Pius 'Eagle' Denarius 023637

Antoninus Pius 'Eagle' Posthumous Denarius
Silver, 3.26 grams, 19.12 mm. Rome. 161 AD. Struck by Marcus Aurelius. Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right. Reverse: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing right, head left. RIC 127; RIC 429 (Aurelius); RSC 154; Sear 5190. Extremely fine/very fine.
£90.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Eagle' Denarius 023637
Antoninus Pius 'Liberalitas' Denarius 023579

Antoninus Pius 'Liberalitas' Denarius
Silver, 3.30 grams, 18.99 mm. Rome. 152-153 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Reverse: LIBERALITAS VII COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, emptying coins from a cornucopiae. RIC 228; RSC 519; Sear 4091 var (tribunal year). Extremely fine/very fine.

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Antoninus Pius 'Liberalitas' Denarius 023579
Antoninus Pius 'Distyle Temple' Denarius 020398

Antoninus Pius 'Distyle Temple' Denarius
Silver, 3.24 grams, 17.52 mm. Rome. 158-159 AD. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head right. Reverse: COS IIII, tetrastyle temple (two front columns visible) with domed roof, statue (of Pius?), holding sceptre, standing within on low base. RIC 285; RSC 331; BMC 926; Sear 4077. Good very fine.
£150.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Distyle Temple' Denarius 020398
Antoninus Pius 'Sacrificing' Sestertius 010509

Scarce Antoninus Pius 'Sacrificing' Sestertius
Brass, 22.65 grams, 31.45 mm. Rome. AD 145 - 161. Obverse: ANTONIVS AVG PIVS PP; laureate head of Antoninus Pius right. Reverse: VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III COS III S C; Antoninus standing left; sacrificing with patera over altar. Not in RCV; RIC 794. Good very fine.

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Antoninus Pius 'Sacrificing' Sestertius 010509
Antoninus Pius 'Emperor Sacrificing' AE As 012861

Antoninus Pius 'Emperor Sacrificing' AE As
Bronze, 12.05 grams, 29.30 mm. Rome. AD 147-148. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI; laureate head right. Reverse: COS IIII, S C; Emperor standing left; veiled; sacrificing from patera over tripod altar; VOTA in exergue. RIC III 852; Cohen 1096. Very fine-good fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£70.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Emperor Sacrificing' AE As 012861
Antoninus Pius 'Wolf and Twins' AE As 012641

Antoninus Pius 'Wolf and Twins' AE As
Bronze, 11.15 grams, 25.86 mm. Rome AD 143-144. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III; laureate head right. Reverse: IMPERATOR II, she-wolf standing right; suckling twins Romulus and Remus; boat and S C in exergue. RIC III, 734; Cohen 448. Good.
£35.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Wolf and Twins' AE As 012641
Antoninus Pius 'Unlisted Pax' AE As 011312

Rare Unpublished Antoninus Pius 'Unlisted Pax' AE As
Bronze, 10.13 grams, 23.63 mm. Rome, AD 138. Obverse: IMP T AEL CAES HADRI ANTONINVS PIVS; bare head right. Reverse: P M TR POT COS DES II; Pax standing left; holding olive branch and cornucopiae. RIC III 1092 var (struck under Hadrian); Cohen: -. Rare (RIC lists this coin only as a Sestertius, not as an As). Good fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£120.00

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Antoninus Pius 'Unlisted Pax' AE As 011312
Antoninus Pius 'Pax Burning Arms' Sestertius 008844

Antoninus Pius 'Pax Burning Arms' Sestertius
Bronze, 27.21 grams, 31.35 mm. Rome. AD 147. Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP; laureate head right. Reverse: COS IIII around; PAX-AVG and S C across fields; Pax standing left; setting fire to heap of arms with torch; holding cornucopiae. RIC III 777; BMC 1698; Cohen 594. Fine/good. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com

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Antoninus Pius 'Pax Burning Arms' Sestertius 008844


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