Sestertius - Antoninus Pius SALVS PVBLICA S C; Salus

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 140-144
Value Sestertius = ¼ Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 24 g
Diameter 32.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 260903
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 638,
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.638
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III

Translation:
Antoninus Augustus Pius, Pater Patriae, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Tertium.
Antoninus Pius, emperor (Augustus) father of the nation, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time.

Reverse

Salus, draped, seated left on throne, feeding out of patera in right hand snake coiled round altar and resting left arm on throne.

Script: Latin

Lettering: SALVS PVBLICA S C

Translation:
Salus Publica. Senatus Consultum.
Public health. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 22.71–26.42 g;

Example of this type:
Trustees of the British Museum

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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