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    Beautiful Antoninus Aureus

    Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). AV aureus (19.5mm, 7.24 gm, 6h).  Rome, AD 151. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Pius right / TR POT XIIII COS IIII, Pax standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and scepter in left; PAX in exergue. RIC 200c. BMCRE 728. Calic├│ 1590. An absolutely lovely coin, crisply struck and fully lustrous, with a hint of reddish toning. Fine style. NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5.

    The reverse figure of Pax (Peace) holding an olive branch perfectly characterizes the reign of this wise, just and clement emperor, whose era witnessed the peak of the Pax Romana.


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    April, 2013
    18th-23rd Thursday-Tuesday
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