Aureus with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 148–149


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.39 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2008.1421

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Antoninus Pius, draped and laureate, to the right
ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPXII
Reverse: Crossed cornucopiae surmounted by busts of two little boys
TEMPORVMFELICITAS; below: COSIIII

Provenance

Henry Platt Hall (b. 1863 - d. 1949), Manchester, U.K.; 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Henry Platt Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-21, 1950, lot 1433). By 2003: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 25, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, June 25, 2003, lot 469); 2003: purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers; 2008: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA, December 17, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers