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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Egyptian
- Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius
- 138 CE–139 CE
- Diam. 2.6 cm; 12.71 g
- Gift of Robert L. Grover