Antoninus Pius Bronze Dupondius

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  1. IMP Shogun

    IMP Shogun Active Member

    I "overpaid" for the following, but I'm not upset about it. The natural light below really doesn't capture what I can see in hand with the contrasting surface. Missing some of the legend and some polish marks but still a keeper:



    Date: A.D. 151 - A.D. 152
    Denomination: Dupondius
    Obverse: IMP CAES T AEL HADR [ANT] - ONINVS AVG PIVS P P left up, right down: Head of Antoninus Pius, radiate, right
    Reverse: COS IIII left up, right down| S C: Antoninus, togate, seated, left on curule chair, crowned by Victory, flying left; he holds globe in extended right hand and roll in left"BMC 1895"
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @IMP Shogun ....Sweet coin!...I really like the dark and light contrast which brings out the detail especially the hair and crown on the obverse and that lovely flying victory.....
    You like the coin so you didn't overpay!.....One of my favourite emperors...
    Here's my Dupondius with a very different patina.....
    Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE Dupondius (11.76 gm, 25.3mm). Rome mint. Struck 154-155 AD.
    Obv.. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, radiate head right.
    Rev.. LIBERTAS COS IIII / S - C, Libertas with pileus and sceptre standing left.
    RIC 933....BMC 1469. gVF.
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  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..looks like a dandy!....i've got a dupondius of him but its much worn...welcome to CTA :) Antonius Pius dupondius 001.JPG Antonius Pius dupondius 002.JPG
  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice coin. @IMP Shogun .

    RI Antoninus Pius 138-161 CE BI Tet Alexandria Egypt Dikaiosyne Scale
  6. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, with an interesting reverse type.
  7. IMP Shogun

    IMP Shogun Active Member

    By overpaid, I meant I bid more than I wanted and there are more common Antoninus Pius coins that are still missing from my hoard. He has quite a few silver coins that I like including those provincials (my next purchase is of the Hadrian variety and likely in silver).

    Please feel free to post any coins of A. Pius (or Hadrian!)
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2020
  8. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coin, and interesting reverse type. You don't see that one all that often.
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    What a nice looking coin, @IMP Shogun , and with an interesting reverse type, too.

    I do like an Antoninus Pius bronze!

    Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 23.16 g, 29 mm.
    Rome, AD 142.
    Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
    Rev: ANNONA AVG S C, Annona standing right, between modius and prow, holding corn ears and out-turned cornucopiae.
    Refs: RIC 597; BMCRE 1228; Cohen 37; RCV 4147; UCR 502.
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  10. Edessa

    Edessa Supporter! Supporter

    Antoninus Pius, Æ drachm, (20.20g) Alexandria, Roman Egypt, Year 18 = 154/5 AD, Laureate head right. / Pius holding eagle-tipped scepter in quadriga right. Koln 1745; Milne 2297var.; Emmett 1508.

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