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Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) NGC AU

Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) NGC AU
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Why add this ancient Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius to your collection?

Antoninus Pius ruled the Roman Empire near the end of Rome's Golden Age. Also considered the Pax Romana (Roman Peace), the era was characterized by the development of the economy, arts and architecture. Antoninus encouraged expanded building programs that included the construction of aqueducts, bridges and roads. This Silver Denarius struck AD 138-161, during the reign of Antoninus Pius, has a weight of approximately 3 grams.

Symbolic Detailed Imagery

The obverse features the laureate portrait of Antoninus Pius, facing towards the right, encircled by the legend "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II."

The goddess Annona is depicted seated on the reverse, grasping a cornucopia in both hands, with a modius (a vessel to measure grain) at her feet. Annona is the divine personification of the grain supply to the city of Rome, illustrated on this coin of Antoninus Pius to symbolize the Emperor's ability to care for his people by providing grain.

Remarkable About Uncirculated Ancient Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin experts, NGC Ancients, graded this Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius to be AU, About Uncirculated, which is equivalent to a Sheldon scale rating of 50. Expect this exceptional artifact, struck AD 138-161, to exhibit full details with light traces of wear on the highest points, original mint luster remaining on more than half of the coin, with outstanding strike and surface conditions.

Make this impressively graded Roman Imperial Silver Denarius the centerpiece of your ancient coin collection!

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