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    Outstanding Antoninus Aureus

    Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). AV aureus (20mm, 7.42 gm, 12h). Rome, AD 150-151. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIII, laureate head of Antoninus right / LAETITIA COS IIII, Ceres standing right holding two grain ears in right hand, next to Proserpina standing right, head left looking up, holding pomegranate in left hand. RIC 199c. BMCRE 725. Calic├│ 1556. Outstanding portrait paired with a lovely and charming reverse composition. Good Extremely Fine.

    Roman numismatic art arguably reached its apogee under the Antonine Dynasty. This remarkably pleasing coin combines a portrait of great sensitivity with a lovely reverse design showing Ceres, goddess of the harvest, holding her daughter Proserpina in a motherly embrace. Proserpina holds a pomegranate, symbolic of the arrangement  by which she spends three months of the year in Hades with her abductor and husband Pluto.


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