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Antoninus Pius (A.D. 138-161)

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RM10 -  Roman-Britain, Antoninus Pius (A.D.177-192), AE As, 9.19g.,14mm, Rome mint, laureate bust right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, rev., mournful seated figure of Britannia left on rock, round shield and figure left, BRI[TANNIA COS IIII, S C] (Askew 28; RIC 934), fair, some smoothing and after work evident . $95

"He Conquered the Britons through his legate Lollius Urbicus (governor of Britain from A.D. 139-143), another wall of turf, being set up when the barbarians had been driven back." The Augustan History, Antoninus Pius 5.4.

Following the suppression of a serious revolt in northern Britain early in his reign, Antoninus Pius won his second imperatorial acclamation.  At this point it was decided to push the frontier further north from the line of Hadrianís Wall; the Antonine Wall a turf and timber construction was built across the narrower Forth-Clyde isthmus, bringing the unruly tribes of Lowland Scotland within the borders of the empire.

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ER53 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, Silver Denarius, 3.49g., 17mm, struck 140 A.D., ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Pius right, rev., AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head of Aurelius Caesar right, (RCV4523; RIC 415c), good very fine. $165

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ER36 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 2.82g., 20mm, Rome mint, A.D. 148-149, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, rev., COS IIII, Felicitas standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, (RIC 178), almost extremely fine. $140

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ER31 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.30g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 150-151, laureate bust of Pius right, IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, rev., TR POT XIIII COS IIII, Tranquilitas standing right holding rudder and corn ears, TRANQ, (RIC 202), extremely fine. $145

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ER33 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 2.90g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 148-149, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, rev., COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius, anchor behind, (RIC 175), almost extremely fine, small striking crack on reverse. $105

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ER35 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.26g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 152-153, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, rev., COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears, modius on prow behind, (RIC 204), extremely fine. $140

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ER28 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.42g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 151-152, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, rev., COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears, modius on prow behind, (RIC 204), extremely fine. $155

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ER27 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.45g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 151-152, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, rev., COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears, modius on prow behind, (RIC 204), extremely fine. $140

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ER26 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 2.85g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 158-159, laureate bust of Pius right, IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, rev., TR POT XIII COS IIII, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre, PAX in exergue, (RCV 4095; RIC 200c), extremely fine. $165

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ER25 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.04g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 154-155, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, rev., COS IIII, Vesta standing left, holding palladium and sacrificing with patera over an altar left, (RIC 238), almost extremely fine, toned. $155

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ER24 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.30g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 147-148, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, rev., COS IIII, Genius standing left, holding patera and corn ears, (RIC 180), good very fine. $115

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ER386 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.66g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 151-152, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, rev., COS IIII, Fortuna, (RIC 222), well centered, extremely fine. $175

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ER29 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 2.96g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 145-161, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, rev., COS IIII, Aequitas standing left holding scales and staff, (RCV 4049; RIC 127), extremely fine, scrape across reverse field. $90 SOLD

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ER23 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.10g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 147-148, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, rev., COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears, modius on prow behind, (RIC 163), extremely fine. $145
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ER19 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 2.83g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 150-151, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIII, rev., COS IIII, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder, (RIC 194), almost extremely fine, toned. $155

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ER20 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.52g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 147-148, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, rev., COS IIII, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, (RIC 164), almost extremely fine. $135

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ER21 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.02g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 153-154, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, rev., COS IIII, Fortuna standing right, holding and rudder cornucopiae, (RIC 232), almost extremely fine. $140

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ER22 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.06g., 18mm, Rome mint, A.D. 147-148, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, rev., COS IIII, Salus standing left, feeding snake over altar, holding rudder on globe, (RIC 167), good very fine. $105

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ER223 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.19g., 17mm, Rome mint, A.D. 144, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIII, rev., PAX AVG, (RCV 4096; RIC 78b), very fine, toned. $95

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ER30 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), posthumous issue struck under Marcus Aurelius to the Divine Antoninus Pius, Silver Denarius, 2.95g., 19mm, Rome mint, bare head of Pius right, DIVVS ANTONINVS, rev., , CONSECRATIO, (RCV 5192; RIC Marcus Aurelius 430-431), good very fine, well centered. $95

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ER32 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.00g., 20mm, Rome mint, A.D. 152-153, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, rev., COS IIII, Vesta standing left holding simpulum and palladium, (RCV 4122; RIC 219), extremely fine. $140

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ER34 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.25g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 151-152, laureate bust of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, rev., COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears, modius on prow behind, (RIC 204), extremely fine. $130

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R6075 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Copper As, 9.86g., 26mm, Rome mint, A.D. 140-144, laureate head of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, rev., CONCORIDA EXERCITVVM, S C, Concord standing left holding a Victory and ensign, (RIC 678) a pleasant dark green patina, good very fine. $175

Provenance:
William C. Boyd (1840-1906) Collection, Baldwin's Auctions (42), 26 September 2005.
Purchased by Boyd himself from the London coin dealer Spink and Son Ltd in December 1893.
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R2093 - Antoninus Pius (138-161), Silver Denarius, 3.40g., Rome mint, A.D. 158-159, laureate head of Pius right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, rev., VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC II, COS IIII in exergue, Pius standing left over altar, (RIC 156b), good very fine. $85