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    Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). Orichalcum sestertius (24.60 gm). Rome, AD 140-144. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laureate, draped bust of Antoninus right / ROMA AETERNAE, front of decastyle temple, S C in exergue. RIC 622. BMCRE 1280. Attractive deep brown patina. Good very fine.

    More Information: The temple depicted on the reverse of this splendid sestertius is probably the Temple of Venus and Rome, begun by Hadrian in AD 121 and finally completed under Antoninus in AD 141. Towering more than 30 meters over the Forum, it was the largest temple yet constructed in Rome.

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    January, 2011
    2nd-3rd Sunday-Monday
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