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Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

138-9

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays Emperor Antoninus Pius, facing right, nude.

The back (reverse) depicts Dikaiosyne standing slightly left, grain crown, girdled chiton, himation around and over shoulder and arm; she holds scales in an extended right arm, and a full cornucopia cradled in her left arm. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the inscription " L B ", which means the second year of the emperor’s reign, or 138-139 CE. Antoninus Pius reigned as emperor from 138-161 CE.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

Origin

Egypt

Date

138 CE–139 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.6 cm; 12.71 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1981.420

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