Bronze Drachm of Antoninus Pius

Title

Bronze Drachm of Antoninus Pius

Inventory Number

DN 179

Materials

AE

Weight

22.53 g

Diameter

32 mm

Mint

Alexandria in Egypt

Description

Obverse: Laureate portrait of Antoninus Pius facing right. Faded legend: ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤωΝ(Ɛ)ΙΝΟС СƐΒ ƐVС Obverse: zodiac, Venus in Taurus; bull with raised tail moving left. Over the back draped bust of Aphrodite facing left. Before the bust star. Accretions on the obverse as well as on the reverse.

Date

144/145 AD

Bibliography

Unpublished

Comparisons

BMC, Alexandria and the Nomes, nos. 1080-1081; Dattari, no. 2960; Geissen, nos. 1493-1493; Carlson, pp. 46ff, no. 2960.

Files

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Date Added
October 9, 2017
Collection
Roman Coins
Item Type
Ancient Coin
Citation
“Bronze Drachm of Antoninus Pius,” Diniacopoulos Coin Collection, accessed May 21, 2018, http://diniacopoulos.omeka.net/items/show/11.