Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD). AR Denarius (18 mm, 3.39 g), Roma (Rome), 153-154 AD. Obv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right. Rev. COS IIII, Vesta standing holding simpulum and Palladium. RIC III, 229b. Nicely toned The guy didn't kill his own mother, skipped out on sleeping with his sisters, never killed his son for false accusations of sleeping with his wife, if he played the fiddle we never had to hear about it, heck, he was even known as a completely devoted and loving husband despite the salacious rumors of his wife Faustina out prostituting a prostitute! Diva Faustina Senior wife of Antoninus Pius (141 BCE). Silver denarius (3.69 gm). Ca. 147-161. DIVA FAV—STINA, draped bust of Diva Faustina right with jewels in her hair / AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas or Juno standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding scepter. BMCRE 345. RIC This guy is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Augustii. He was around forever (ruled for 23 years of peace and prosperity!), made everyone happy (effective administrator, left his successors a large surplus in the treasury, gave free drinking water to everyone within the empire, and facilitated the enfranchisement of freed slaves), gave us his adopted son Marcus Aurelius, but still he gets no respect! Let's face it, the guy wasn't ashamed to do things his way...even if it was really cold out: And even what's left of his Triumphal arch is more of just an Umphal arch (I guess this is why they call them ruins): However, today is the day of his birth so I am here to show off what I got (even if like the statue from above shows...it aint much). Antoninus Pius 138-161 CE, Sestertius, Obv: Laureate head of Antoninius Pius right "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P" Rev: Honos standing left holding a branch and cornucopiae "HONORI AVG COS IIII SC". RIC 772. Struck 145-7 RPC 4318; For countermark: Howgego Antoninus Pius Lycaonia, Iconium. A.D. 138-161. AE 17 (16.8 mm, 4.75 g, 7 h). [ANTO]NINVS AVG PIVS, laureate head right / [CO]L ICO, helmeted head of Athena right. SNG von Aulock 8648; von Aulock, Lycaoniens, 308; RPC IV online 7259; SNG France -. VF. Scarce. Antoninus Pius Phrygia, Eucarpia AE 16 MM 2.32 grc. 147-161, probably soon after 147 head of Heracles (youthful) wearing lion-scalp, r. “ƐΥΚΑΡΠƐΩΝ” Telesphorus standing, facing “ƐΠΙ Γ ΚΛ ΦΛΑΚΚοΥ” Faustina I Æ-As, 138/141, Rome; 10.29 G. Draped bust R.//Concordia sits L. With Patera, the L. Elbow supported on statue of Spes, under the throne cornucopia. BMC 1127; CoH. 149 var.; Ric 1086 var. After all of the things this guy has done for us let's show off some of our coins for and of him. Please show em if ya got em!