Home More AD 138-161 Roman Empire Silver Denarius - Antoninus Pius NGC Ch VF

AD 138-161 Roman Empire Silver Denarius - Antoninus Pius NGC Ch VF

AD 138-161 Roman Empire Silver Denarius - Antoninus Pius NGC Ch VF
IN STOCK: Ready for Immediate Shipment.

Buy It Now

SKU56385
Price: $169.00
Wire / eCheck:  $164.01
+-
Smart Ship - Fast & Free Shipping

Have Questions about this Item?

Enter your contact information below to alert one of our representatives and someone will contact you within 1 business day.

Why add this ancient Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius to your collection?

This ancient coin is a beautiful example of a Silver Denarius struck at the Roman Mint during the reign of Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Antoninus Pius was the fourth of the Five Good Emperors, who ruled for nearly a century in a period of peace, artistic advancement and economic growth.

Symbols of Roman Mythology

The obverse features an image of Antoninus Pius, right facing, his head adorned with a wreath of laurel. Inscribed "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI."

The goddess Vesta stands on the reverse, grasping a simpulum in her right hand and the Palladium in her left. The simpulum is a long handled ladle-like vessel, used at religious sacrifices and often associated with Vesta. The Palladium is a statue linked to the destiny of Troy, guarded in the Temple of Vesta. The Palladium appears on many issues of Roman Imperial coinage, based on the popular belief that preserving its image would ensure that the Empire would flourish. The inscription "COS IIII" stands for "Consul Quartum," meaning "Consul for the fourth time."

Silver Denarius in Impressive Choice Very Fine Condition

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin experts in the NGC Ancients division graded this Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius to be Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF). The coin is sharply struck, featuring the characteristics of a coin earning a Sheldon Scale grade of 30-35.

This Roman Imperial Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius belongs in your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:AD 138-161
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch VF
Composition:Silver
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Denarius
Denomination:1