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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

176-180, struck by Marcus Aurelius

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the emperor Antoninus Pius, facing right.

On the back, a four story funeral pyre is depicted.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

Origin

Italy

Date

176 CE–180 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS Reverse: CONSE CRATIO

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.29 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1278

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