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Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

149-150

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays Emperor Antoninus Pius wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back, the god Zeus Ammon is shown wearing a chiton and himation; his raised left hand rests on a tall scepter while his extended right hand holds a patera. A ram is seen emerging from behind him.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

Origin

Egypt

Date

149 CE–150 CE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

Diam. 2.9 cm; 11.36 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1981.469

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