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Emperor Antoninus Pius Copper As, 138AD

Denomination: Copper As

Period: Roman imperial

Date: 138AD

Origin: Rome mint

Condition: Fine

Obverse: Bare head, right, IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS

Reverse: Pietas standing looking left sacrificing over an altar and holding box of incense, TRIB POT COS, PIE TAS and SC in field

Size and Weight: 26mm, 10.83g

References: Sear 4203 var (as sestertius)

Features and Provenance: Antoninius is depicted here with a reverse of Pietas indicating that he was a virtuous and righteous man. The Roman deity Pietas gave rise to piety in English, being the personification of devotion, loyalty and duty. Pietas was one of the major virtues in Roman religion and many women on coins are portrayed as Pietas

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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