Denarius - Antoninus Pius AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II; Minerva and Victory

Features

Issuer RomeRoman Empire (27 BC - 395 AD)
Emperor Antoninus Pius (Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Pius) (138-161)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 138
Value 1 Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
259736
References RIC III# 9a,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2003. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 3. Antoninus Pius – Commodus (AD 138–192) (1930 reprinted edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.3.ant.9a
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Antoninus Pius, bare right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP T AEL CAES HADRI ANTONINVS

Translation:
Imperator Titus Aelius Caesar Hadrianus Antoninus.
Supereme commander (Imperator) Titus Aelius Caesar Hadrianus Antoninus [Pius].

Reverse

Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory on right hand and resting left on shield set on ground; spear rests against left arm.

Script: Latin

Lettering: AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II

Translation:
Augustus Pius, Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Designatus Secundum.
Emperor (Augustus) [Antoninus] Pius, high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul elect for the second time.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy (?-476)

Comments

Mass varies: 2.795–3.5 g;
Diameter varies: 16–18 mm;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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