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    Handsome Portrait

    Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). AV aureus (21mm, 7.30 gm, 6h). Rome, AD 148-149. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head of Antoninus right / COS IIII, Aequitas standing left, holding balance scale in right hand and cornucopia cradled in left arm. RIC 177d. BMCRE 649. Calic├▓ 1502a. Struck in high relief from dies of fine style, with a handsome and distinguished portrait of this serene emperor. NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 5/5, Fine Style.

    This splendid gold aureus was struck in AD 148-149, a significant year the saw celebrations for the 900th anniversary of Rome's founding. The reverse figure of Aequitas holding the scales of justice perfectly characterizes the reign of this wise, just and clement emperor.


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