Medallion with bust of Antoninus Pius

Imperial Period
A.D. 155–156

Mint: Italy, Rome


Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 43.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, to right.
Reverse: Mars stands, head left, right hand reaching out to place helmet on trophy, left hand holding spear and shield.


By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; by 1909: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 24, Consul Weber Collection, part 2, May 10ff., 1909, lot 1548); by 1923: John W. Garrett Collection (said to be from M. Schulman, October 3, 1923); 1942: bequeathed by John W. Garrett to The Johns Hopkins University; by 1984: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction of the Garrett Collection by order of The Johns Hopkins University, part 1, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, May 17, 1984, lot 793); purchased at the Garrett auction on behalf of MFA by Selim Dere, West Side Jewelry, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; June 13, 1984: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour