Aureus with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 160–161


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1976.85

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, draped and cuirassed, right.
ANTONINVSAVGPIVSPPTRPXXIIII
Reverse: Pietas standing, holding child on each arm.
At her left and right, child standing raising right hand.
PIETATIAVGCOSIIII (no cross bars in A’s)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule to MFA, February 11, 1976 (as Apparatus; coin received accession number, April 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Miss Emily D.B. Vermeule