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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:

145

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Antoninus Pius, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back (reverse), the god Serapis is depicted wearing a type of headdress called a modiuswhich is ornamented with laurels.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

Origin

Egypt

Date

145 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 12.80 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1981.428

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