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RIC Volume III - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD)


Antoninus Pius as Caesar, AR Denarius, February 25-July 10, 138, Rome
IMP T AEL CAES-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
TRIB . PO_T-COS
Felicitas standing facing, head left, short caduceus upward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.08g
RIC II, -- (Hadrian)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: RIC II, 451 under Hadrian lists this exact coin, but for an AV quinarius and not a denarius.


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, Near End of 138, Rome
IMP T AEL CAES HADRI-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
AVG PIVS P M T_R P COS DES II
Minerva standing facing, head left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear resting against left arm
18mm x 19mm, 3.47g
RIC III, 9 (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, Near End of 138, Rome
IMP T AEL CAES HADRI-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
AVG PIVS P M T_R P COS DES II
Fides standing facing, head right, grain ears in right hand, basket of fruits in left
18mm, 3.32g
RIC III, 12 (S)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 139, Second Issue, Rome
IMP T AEL CAES HADR ANTONINVS
Bare head right
AVG PIVS-P M T_R P COS II P P
Victory advancing right, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
17mm x 19mm, 2.95g
RIC III, 36 (S)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 139, Rome, Third Issue
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Bare head right
TR-POT-COS II
Pax standing left, olive branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm, 3.21g
RIC III, 51 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 139, Rome, Third Issue
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Bare head right
TR POT COS II
Knife, aspergillum, ewer, lituus, simpulum
17mm x 18mm, 3.64g
RIC III, 56 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PIV_S P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
ANNO_NA AVG
Modius filled with grain ears and poppy
16mm x 19mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 62a (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
ANNO_NA AVG
Modius filled with grain ears and poppy
17mm x 19mm, 3.44g
RIC III, 62a (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PIV_S P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
ANN_O_NA AVG
Modius filled with grain ears and poppy
17mm x 18mm, 2.60g
RIC III, 62a (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS-P P TR P COS III
Bare head right
CLEMENTIA-AVG
Clementia standing left, patera in right hand, scepter in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.33g
RIC III, 64 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
GENIO-SENATVS
Genius of the Roman Senate standing facing in long robes, head left, branch upward in right hand, scepter in left
18mm, 2.96g
RIC III, 69 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
ITA_LIA
Italy seated left on large globe, cornucopiae in right hand, transverse scepter in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.72g
RIC III, 73 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P COS III
Laureate head right
PAX-AVG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm, 3.25g
RIC III, 78a (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 241, September 2005


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P COS III
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
P_AX-AVG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.34g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 78a but unlisted with this bust type)

Note from Richard Bland: "From your illustration, I believe this coin corresponds to RSC588d with rather sparse drapery on each shoulder maybe the result of an inexperienced engraver (?). BMC 222 footnote also mentions a coin without the TR P & drapery on both shoulders in the Oxford Univ. collection."


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
PROVIDENTI_AE DEORVM
Winged thunderbolt
17mm x 18mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 80a (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR . POT-COS III
Clementia seated left, patera in right hand, scepter in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.77g
RIC III, 84 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR POT COS III
She-wolf standing right in grotto, suckling twins
18mm x 19mm, 3.12g
RIC III, 95 (S)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Bare head right
TR POT-COS III
Italia seated left on globe, scepter in left hand, cornucopiae in right
ITALIA in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.50g
RIC III, 98 (C)
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 115, Lot 1641, March 2002


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140-143, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PIV_S P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Antoninus Pius standing right, in military dress, reversed spear in right hand, parazonium in left, left foot on globe
16mm x 18mm, 3.09g
RIC III, 105b(c) (S)

Note: The reverse type most probably refers to victories in Britain and just precedes (contemporary with?) the IMPERATOR II series celebrating the same.

Imperator II series of 143-144 - Title taken for a British victory and the resulting prosperity (probably not earlier than 143)

Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 143-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
IMPERA_TOR II
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
18mm, 3.56g
RIC III, 111c (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 143-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
IMPERA_TOR-II
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.33g
RIC III, 111c (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 143-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
IMPER_A_TOR . II
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.85g
RIC III, 111c (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 143-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS-P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
IMPERA_T_OR II
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.72g
RIC III, 111c (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 143-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P COS III
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
IMPE_RA_T_O_R-II
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
16mm x 17mm, 3.41g
RIC III, 111e (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 144, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
COS-III-DES IIII
Pax standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
16mm x 18mm, 3.36g
RIC III, 117 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 144, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
COS III-DES IIII
Virtus, helmeted, standing facing, head left, right breast exposed, reversed spear in right hand, parazonium in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.42g
RIC III, 118 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 144, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
COS III-DES IIII
Virtus, standing facing, helmeted head left, right breast exposed, reversed spear in right hand, parazonium in left
16mm x 18mm, 2.79g
RIC III, 118 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
CO_S-II_II
Clasped hands holding grain ears and caduceus
17mm x 19mm, 3.34g
RIC III, 136 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
CO_S-I_III
Clasped hands holding grain ears and caduceus
18mm, 3.37g
RIC III, 136 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
C_O_S-I_I_II
Clasped hands holding grain ears and caduceus
17mm x 19mm, 2.93g
RIC III, 136 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
COS-IIII
Thunderbolt on draped table
18mm x 19mm, 2.91g
RIC III, 137 (C)

Note: RIC describes the reverse as winged thunderbolt, however, plate II, 27 shows the same reverse type without wings as this example.


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST
Octastyle temple, statues of Divus Augustus and Livia within, statues in pediment and as acroteria, surmounted by quadriga
COS IIII in exergue
18mm, 2.92g
RIC III, 143 (R)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR P_OT-COS-IIII
Liberalitas standing left, coin shaker in right hand, cornucopiae in left
LIB | IIII across fields
18mm, 2.84g
RIC III, 155 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 145-161, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR POT-COS IIII
Liberalitas standing left, coin shaker in right hand, cornucopiae in left
LIB IIII in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.18g
RIC III, 155 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 147-148, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P XI
Laureate head right
C_OS-IIII
Salus standing facing, head left, feeding snake coiled round altar at left from patera in right hand, rudder set on globe in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.13g
RIC III, 167 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 147-148, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P . XI
Laureate head right
C_OS-IIII
Salus standing facing, head left, feeding snake coiled round altar at left from patera in right hand, rudder set on globe in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.21g
RIC III, 167 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 148-149, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XII
Laureate head right
C_OS-III_I
Annona standing facing, head left, corn-ears in right hand over filled modius at feet to left, anchor in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.25g
RIC III, 175 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 148-149, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XII
Laureate head right
C_OS-IIII
Salus standing facing, head left, feeding snake coiled round altar at left from patera in right hand, rudder set on globe in left
18mm, 3.08g
RIC III, 181 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 148-149, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XII
Laureate head right
COS-IIII
Emperor standing left, sacrificing with patera in right hand over tripod
18mm x 20mm, 3.40g
RIC III, 183 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 149-150, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XIII
Laureate head right
C_OS-IIII
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.11g
RIC III, 188 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AV Aureus, 150-151, Rome
IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P
Bare head right
TR POT XIIII-COS IIII
Pax standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, scepter in left
PAX in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 7.30g
RIC III, 200 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 151-152, Rome
IMP CAES T AEL HADR AN_TONINVS AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR POT XV-C_OS IIII
Pietas standing facing, head right, basket of fruits in left hand, right hand on head of hind standing on hindquarters, unlit altar at right
PIETAS in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.52g
RIC III, 217 (S)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 151-152, Rome
IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR POT XV-C_OS IIII
Pietas standing facing, head right, basket of fruits in left hand, right hand on head of hind standing on hindquarters, lit altar at right
PIETAS in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.50g
RIC III, 217 (S)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 151-152, Rome
IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
TR POT XV-COS IIII
Tranquillitas, veiled, standing facing, head right, rudder in right hand, corn ears in left
TRANQ in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.76g
RIC III, 218 (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Antoninus Pius, AV Aureus, 152-153, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XVI
Laureate head right
LIBERALIT_AS-VII . COS IIII
Liberalitas standing facing, head left, coin shaker in right hand, rod (with axe?) in left
20mm, 7.26g
RIC III, 229 (S); BMCRE p.116
Ex Glenn Woods
Image courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 153-154, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P XVII
Laureate head right
COS-IIII
Vesta standing facing, head left, simpulum in right hand, palladium in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.57g
RIC III, 229a (C)


Antoninus Pius, AV Aureus, 153-154, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P XVII
Laureate head left
COS-IIII
Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, scroll (?) in left at side
20mm, 7.02g
RIC III, 233e (C); Calico 1530 (same obverse die); Cohen 314
Ex Harlan Berk
Image courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Antoninus Pius, AV Aureus, 153-154, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P XVII
Laureate head left
COS-IIII
Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, scroll (?) in left at side
19mm, 6.74g
RIC III, 233 (C)
Ex Gemini IV Auction, Lot 427, January 2009

Consignor notes: Mint state with some lustre.


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 153-154, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P XVII
Laureate head right
LIBERALITAS-VII COS IIII
Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head left, coin distributor in right hand, roll in left
16mm x 19mm, 2.41g
RIC III, 237 (R)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 154-155, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P COS XVIII
Laureate head right
COS-IIII
Annona standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand, left hand on modius at right on half-seen ship
17mm, 2.65g
RIC III, 239 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 156-157, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT X_X-COS IIII
Ceres seated left, torch in right hand, grain ears in left
16mm x 17mm, 2.84g
RIC III, 259 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 156-157, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT X_X-COS IIII
Annona standing right, left foot on prow, holding modius set on leg with left arm, rudder in right hand
17mm, 3.10g
RIC III, 260 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 156-157, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT XX-COS IIII
Salus seated left, feeding snake coiled round altar with right hand
17mm x 18mm, 2.84g
RIC III, 264 (C)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 113, Lot 475, May, 2005


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 157-158, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XXI
Laureate head right
COS-IIII
Tetrastyle shrine with semi-circular arch, in which stands a male figure on a low base
17mm x 18mm, 3.34g
RIC III, 269 (R); BMC 915; RSC 329
Ex Centurion Coins, Mail Bid, 2001; Ex Pristina Hoard

Note from Doug Smith:  BMC suggests the shrine figure attributes suggest either Pius as Pacifier or Genius Senatus. At this time (c.158) Pius restored the temple of Augustus and Livia and dedicated one to Hadrian as well as one to Faustina (big year for buildings). I am not aware of the appearance of the temple of Hadrian or if any images of it survive to suggest that this would possibly be that one. Your coin shows a bearded figure suggesting this is not Augustus or one of the women so your next stem might be to research the appearance of Hadrian's temple or accept the figure as a generic Pius shown as builder of all those projects.

Marvin Tameanko added these comments: In 477 BC, a tholos (round shrine) was built on the Esquiline Hill dedicated to Spes (Hope).  Later it was called the Spes Vetus, the Old Spes (presumably because a new and larger temple to Spes replaced it).  Ant. Pius was an antiquarian who commemorated lots of old shrines on his coinage and this may be one of them.  The figure is Spes holding a flower and sometimes a staff or standard.


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 157-158, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Laureate head right
TR P_OT XX_I C_OS IIII
Annona standing facing, head left, corn-ears in right hand over filled modius, rudder in left and set on prow
17mm x 18mm, 3.69g
RIC III, 274 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 157-158, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT-XXI-COS IIII
Annona standing right, left foot on prow, holding modius filled with grain ears set on leg with left arm, rudder in right hand
17mm, 3.47g
RIC III, 275 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 157-158, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT X_XI-COS IIII
Annona standing right, left foot on prow, holding modius filled with grain ears set on leg with left arm, rudder on globe in right hand
17mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 275 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 157-158, Rome
ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P
Laureate head right
VOTA SVSCE_PTA DEC III
Antoninus, veiled, standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar to left
COS IIII in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.56g
RIC III, 283a (S)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 158-159, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG- PIVS P P TR P XXII
Laureate head right
AED DIVI-AVG REST
Octastyle temple containing standing (?) statues of Divus Augustus and Livia, statues at front of temple facing outward holding palms, statue in pediment, statues as acroteria
16mm x 17mm, 3.67g
COS IIII in exergue
RIC III, 284 (R)
Ex Moneta, South Shore Coin Show in Milwaukee, April 2007


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 158-159, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XXII
Laureate head right
FORTVNA-OPSEQVENS
Fortuna standing left, patera and rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
COS IIII in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.97g
RIC III, 286a (C)

Note: The exergue is expected to read COS IIII, however, in hand the coin looks like COS II in the exergue and II weakly struck in the right field. As this is not a documented or expected configuration on an Imperial coin to split the exergue across into a field, the coin is being listed as a normal 286a.


Faustina I, AR Denarius, 139-141, Rome
FAVSTINA .-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
CON_COR_DIA AVG
Concordia standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, double-cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.17g
RIC III, 335 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, 139-141, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
IVNONI-REGINAE
Juno, veiled, standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock at feet to left
17mm x 19mm, 3.74g
RIC III, 338 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AED DIV FAVSTINAE
Hexastyle temple in which is seated a figure of Faustina, outer most columns contain standing figure holding vertical lit torch, Victories as acroteria, peacock in pediment, roof surmounted by quadriga
17mm x 18mm, 3.47g
RIC III, 343 (S)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AETE_R_NITA_S
Juno (?) standing facing, head left, right hand raised, scepter in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.06g
RIC III, 344 (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AETE_R_NITAS
Juno (?) standing facing, head left, right hand raised, transverse scepter in left
17mm, 3.31g
RIC III, 344 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA AVG-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
AETER_NITAS
Venus (?), veiled, standing facing, head right, right hand raised and holding fold of drapery, scepter in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.10g
RIC III, 346b (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
AETER_NITAS
Aeternitas, veiled, standing facing, head left, phoenix with halo in right hand, raising skirt with left
17mm x 19mm, 3.07g
RIC III, 347 (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
AETE_R_NITAS
Aeternitas, veiled, standing facing, head left, phoenix with halo in right hand, raising skirt with left
17mm x 18mm, 3.12g
RIC III, 347 (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Veiled, draped, bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
AETE_R_NITAS
Fortuna, veiled, standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, rudder in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 348 (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
AETER_NITAS
Providentia (?), veiled, standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, veil in left and blowing out behind
17mm x 18mm, 3.07g
RIC III, 351 (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, braided, drawn up and coiled on top
AETER_NITAS
Providentia (?), veiled, standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, veil in left and blowing out behind
17mm x 18mm, 3.37g
RIC III, 351 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AVGV_STA
Ceres, veiles, standing facing, corn ears in left hand, scepter in right
17mm x 19mm, 3.44g
RIC III, 358 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AVGV_STA
Vesta standing left, sacrificing over lit altar at left from patera in right hand, palladium in left
16mm x 18mm, 2.84g
RIC III, 370 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AVGV_STA
Vesta, veiled, seated left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, modius (?) to right
17mm x 18mm, 3.20g
RIC III, 371 (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AVG_V_STA
Pietas standing left, right hand raised, left had on side, lit and garlanded altar at left
16mm x 18mm, 3.33g
RIC III, 374 (S)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 241, September 2005


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
AVGV_STA
Throne on which is a wreath, transverse scepter leaning across front
18mm x 19mm, 3.14g
RIC III, 377 (S)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
CON_SE_C_RATIO
Ceres standing facing, head left, right hand raised, lit torch in left
16mm x 17mm, 3.28g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 382b for same, but veiled bust portrait)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA AVG-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
DEDICATIO-AEDIS
Hexastyle temple, surmounted by quadriga, Victories as acroteria, peacock in pediment
17mm x 18mm, 3.02g
RIC III, 388 (R)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA AVG-FAVSTINA
Veiled, draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
PIET_AS . AVG
Pietas standing facing, head left, box in left hand, right hand raised
17mm x 19mm, 2.61g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 393 and 394a)

Note: Interesting combination of attributes of RIC 393, Pietas standing with both hands raised and RIC 394a, Pietas sprinkling incense and holding box.


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA AVG-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
PIETA_S AVG
Pietas standing facing, head left, box in left hand, sprinkling incense with right hand over lit altar to left
17mm x 18mm, 3.38g
RIC III, 394a (C)


Diva Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA AVG-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
PIE_TAS AVG
Pietas standing facing, head left, box in left hand, sprinkling incense with right hand over lit altar to left
17mm x 19mm, 3.45g
RIC III, 394a (C)


Faustina I, AR Denarius, After 140/141, Rome
DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
VES_TA
Vesta standing left, scepter in left hand, palladium in right
18mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 400 (C)


Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 140, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS II[I]
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right
18mm x 19mm, 2.93g
RIC III, 417a (S)


Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 140, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right
17mm x 18mm, 3.33g
RIC III, 417a (S)


Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 140, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR-AVG PII F COS
Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right
17mm x 18mm, 3.18g
RIC III, 417a (S)

Consignor notes: EF.


Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 140, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
Bare head, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right
17mm x 19mm, 3.32g
RIC III, 417b (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 145-147, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F
Bare head right
COS-II
Honos, togate, standing left, branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.31g
RIC III, 429a (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 145-147, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F
Bare head right
COS-II
Honos, togate, standing left, branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.96g
RIC III, 429a (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 148-149, Rome
AVRELIVS CAESAR AN_TONINI AVG PII FIL
Bare head right
TR POT III-COS II
Clementia standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, hitching robe with left
CLEM in exergue
17mm x 20mm, 2.86g
RIC III, 448b (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 151-152, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE . SAR AVG PII FIL
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
TR POT VI-COS II
Genius Exercitus standing left, patera in right hand sacrificing over lit altar, legionary eagle in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.10g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 453a but unlisted with this bust type)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 113, Lot 475, May, 2005


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 153-154, Rome
AVRELIVS CAES_AR AVG PII FIL
Bare head right
TR POT VIII-COS II
Genius Exercitus standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, aquila in left hand
17mm x 19mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 461 (S)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 155-156, Rome
AVRELIVS CAES-ANTON AVG PII F
Bare head right
TR POT X-COS II
Virtus, helmeted, standing facing, right breast exposed, head left, parazonium in right hand, vertical spear in left
16mm x 18mm, 3.29g
RIC III, 468 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
AVGVSTI-PII FIL
Concordia standing left, patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left
18mm, 3.40g
RIC III, 496 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
AVGVST_I-PII FIL
Spes standing left, flower in right hand, raising skirt with left
16mm, 2.87g
RIC III, 497 (S)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at middle back of head in large bun
CONCOR_DIA
Concordia standing facing, head right cornucopiae in left hand, raising skirt with right
18mm x 20mm, 2.76g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 500b, FAVSTINAE obverse legend)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVG ANTO_NINI AVG PII FIL
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at middle back of head in large bun
CONCOR_DIA
Concordia standing facing, head right cornucopiae in left hand, raising skirt with right
16mm x 18mm, 2.96g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 500b, FAVSTINAE obverse legend)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at middle back of head in large bun
CONC_O_RDIA
Concordia seated left, flower in right hand, left arm resting on cornucopiae set on globe
18mm x 20mm, 3.01g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 502a, FAVSTINAE obverse legend)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINAE AVG-PII AVG FIL
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at middle back of head in large bun, string of pearls underlying the bottom coil up to forehead wave
VE_NVS
Venus standing facing, head left, apple in right hand, rudder set on dove (?) in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.09g
RIC III, 515b (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINAE AVG-PII AVG FIL
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at middle back of head in large bun
V_E_NVS
Venus standing left, apple in right hand, holding rudder with left
18mm, 3.25g
RIC III, 515b variant

Note: Variant of 515b for reverse device, listed as rudder set on dove


Antoninus Pius, Orichalcum Sestertius, 140-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
OPI-AVG
Ops seated left, long transverse scepter in right hand, drawing back drapery with left, flower under throne
SC in exergue
30mm x 33mm, 21.99g
RIC III, 612 (S)

Consignor notes: Fine. Scarce. Excellent eye appeal.


Antoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 140-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
PA_X-AVG
Pax standing left, branch waist-level in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S | C across fields
32mm x 34mm, 23.91g
RIC III, 616 (S)


Antoninus Pius, Orichalcum Dupondius, 140-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Radiate head right
PROVIDENTIA-DEORVM
Winged thunderbolt
S | C across fields
25mm x 27mm, 10.15g
RIC III, 663 (C)

Consignor notes: VF. Slight porosity.


Antoninus Pius, AE Quadrans, 140-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P
Laureate head right
COS III
Owl standing facing on left, eagle standing facing, head left in middle, peacock standing right, head right on right
SC in exergue
20mm, 4.57g
RIC III, 709b (R)
Holed


Antoninus Pius, AE As, 140-144, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
IMPERATOR II / ANCILIA
Two ancilia (oval shields with rounded projections above and below)
S | C across fields
24mm x 28mm, 10.16g
RIC III, 736a (C)

Consignor notes: Fine. Minor smoothing. Far more scarce than indicated in RIC.


Antoninus Pius, AE As, 149-150, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XII
Laureate head right
MVNIFICENTIA AVG
Elephant advancing right
COS IIII / S C in exergue
27mm, 11.26g
RIC III, 862a (C)
Ex Keith Emmett Collection; Ex M & R, August 1996


Antoninus Pius, AE As, 153-154, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XVII
Laureate head right
ANNONA-AVG COS IIII
Abundantia standing right, holding modius on cippus with right hand, branch in left, basket of fruit on ground at right
S | C across fields
25mm x 27mm, 10.43g
RIC III, 921 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, 158-159, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XXII
Radiate head right
TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST
Octastyle temple, seated statues of Divus Augustus and Livia within, eagles as acroteria, surmounted by quadriga, statues in pediment
S | C across fields
COS IIII in exergue
24mm x 27mm, 12.00g
RIC III, 1017 (C)


Antoninus Pius, AE As, 159-160, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P XXII
Laureate head right
COS-IIII
Tetrastyle shrine with semi-circular arch, Victories with long palms or lit torches as acroteria, in which stands a male figure on a low base, short staff in left hand, flower in right
S C in exergue
24mm x 25mm, 11.65g
RIC III, 1039 (S)
Ex Centurion Coins, July 2003

Note: The figure in the temple is unresolved, however, with being a togate, male figure with scepter and flower, it appears to me to be most closely resembling the Genius of the Roman Senate as on Pius' early denarii.


Antoninus Pius, Orichalcum Dupondius, 155-156, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P IMP II
Radiate head right
TR POT XIX-COS IIII
Annona seated right, cornucopiae in both hands, feet on stool, filled modius at feet
SC in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 11.38g
RIC III, --; Strack 1120
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Marcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, 145, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F COS II
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
VOTA-PVBLICA
Marcus Aurelius standing facing, head left, clasping hands with Faustina II standing right, Concordia standing facing behind and between them, head right
S C in exergue
29mm x 30mm, 20.16g
RIC III, 1253a (R)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 180, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right
CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing right, head left
17mm x 19mm, 3.48g
RIC III, 429 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 180, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right
CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing right, head left, on altar decorated with garlands
18mm x 19mm, 3.39g
RIC III, 431 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, seen from behind, drapery on both sides of left shoulder
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with three large festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has two arch-headed niches with statues; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
18mm, 3.09g
RIC III, 438 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, seen from behind, drapery on both sides of left shoulder
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with two large festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has three square-headed niches with statues and a cornice represented by beads; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
16mm x 17mm, 2.80g
RIC III, 438 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, seen from behind, drapery on both sides of left shoulder
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with one large festoon, three smaller festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has three arch-headed niches with statues and a cornice represented by beads; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
17mm, 3.20g
RIC III, 438 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with one large festoon, three smaller festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has three arch-headed niches with statues and a cornice represented by beads; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
16mm x 17mm, 3.26g
RIC III, 438 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)
Ex Harlan Berk


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
DIVO-PIO
Column surmounted by statue of Antoninus Pius
17mm, 3.43g
RIC III, 440 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)

Note: The base of this column is still in existence today and is currently part of the Vatican Museum. The drapery on the portrait is practically an afterthought - there is just a hint of it behind the neck.


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DIVO-PIO
Large shrine with doors closed
16mm x 18mm, 3.19g
RIC III, 441 (Marcus Aurelius)
Ex Cameleon Coins, eBay, June 2004


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DI_VO P_IO
Large shrine with doors closed
16mm x 17mm, 3.33g
RIC III, 441 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DI_VO P_IO
Large shrine with door ajar
16mm x 18mm, 2.74g
RIC III, 441 (Marcus Aurelius)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 180, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right
DIV_O-PIO
Antoninus Pius seated left, branch upward in right hand, scepter in left
16mm x 18mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 442 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Four-tiered ustrinum, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by Antoninus Pius in a quadriga
S | C across fields
32mm x 33mm, 29.03g
RIC III, 1266 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)
Ex Time Machine, November 2003


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Antoninianus, 250-251, Rome
DIVO-PIO
Radiate head of Divus Antoninus Pius right
CONSECRATIO
Large shrine with four doors and horned roof
22mm x 24mm, 3.79g
RIC IV, Part III, 90 (Trajan Decius)
Ex Calgary Coins

Fourrees/Imitations

Antoninus Pius, Fourree AR Denarius, 143-144, Rome for type
ANTONINVS AVG PIV_S P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right
IMPERA_TOR-II
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.73g
RIC III, 111c for type
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: An attractive contemporary forgery with good style and nearly fully intact silver plating.


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius Fourree, 161, Rome for type
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DI_VO P_IO
Large shrine with door ajar
17mm, 3.08g
RIC III, 441 (Marcus Aurelius) for type


Faustina I, AR Imitative Denarius, After 140/141, Rome for type
DIVA-FAVSTINI (sic)
Draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops around head, drawn up and coiled on top
ACONSE_CRATIO
Antoninus Pius (?) standing facing, head left, right hand raised, scepter in left
16mm x 17mm, 2.71g
RIC III, --
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: This coin does not imitate any listed examples from RIC with the CONSECRATIO reverse.