Roman Imperial Coin



Accession Number
EC1521
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Numismatics, Coin
Classification
RIC III Antoninus Pius 1008
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Second century CE/AD
Antoninus Pius
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Diameter: 32.5mm | Weight: 24.79g
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Roman
Animal
Bull/cow
Denomination (Coins)
Roman | Sestertius
Integrity (Coins)
Whole

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Description

Bronze sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), struck at Rome in AD 158-159. The reverse legend (VOT SOL DEC II = vows completed on twentieth anniversary [of Pius' accession]) records the fact that Pius fulfilled the vows he made upon the twentieth anniversary of his accession as emperor. The bull that lies beside the tripod is perhaps the animal that he sacrificed upon this occasion.

Weight (grams)

24.79

Bibliography

RIC III Antoninus Pius 1008

Link

http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.3.ant.1008

Other Identity
9 (Number on previous coin envelope) | 174/91/10 (number on previous coin envelope)
Previous Owner
Department of History and Classics, Swansea University
Acquisition
Unknown

Language
Latin
Script
Latin

Denomination

Sestertius

Die Axis

12 o'clock

Mint

Rome

Obverse Legend

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P [XXII]

Obverse Type

laureate head of Antoninus Pius, right

Reverse Legend

VOTA SOL DEC II // COS IIII // S C

Reverse Type

Antoninus Pius standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod; by altar, bull reclining

Last modified: 23 Mar 2022

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