With the denarius shown below added to my collection, I managed to complete one of my collecting goals: completing the Nerva-Antonine dynasty in silver. Aelius coins are not that rare, but I had to wait for quite a while to find a specimen that was within my price range and acceptable quality-wise. On the reverse of the coin one can see Salus standing, feeding a snake. Salus was the goddess of health, safety and welfare of the state and the individual. As Aelius was in bad shape health-wise , a better reverse could not be thought of. Ironically the behaviour of Aelius had little to do with a long and healthy lifestyle for which he probably invoked the goddess, as he was addicted to luxery and "the pleasures of the table" (quote from Sear, I like this one). With this denarius, one of my collection goals comes to an end. Not to worry though, other denominations are to be collected of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty of course, and some specimens need an upgrade, fast. Nevertheless, happy with the results, I created a digital tray of the emperors in silver. Please post your Aelius coins, and/or your adoptive emperor collection.