Sestertius - Antoninus Pius P M TR P COS II S C LIBERALITAS

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 139
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (¼)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 22 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 260767
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 540,
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.540
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.

Lettering: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P

Translation:
Antoninus Augustus Pius, Pater Patriae.
Antoninus Pius, emperor (Augustus) father of the nation.

Reverse

Antoninus Pius, seated left on platform; before him, Liberalitas emptying cornucopiae into bosom of man standing right, below.

Lettering: P M TR P COS II S C LIBERALITAS

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Secundum. Senatus Consultum. Liberalitas.
High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the second time. Decree of the senate. Liberality.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Example of this type:
Trustees of the British Museum

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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