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Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) NGC Ch. XF

Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) NGC Ch. XF
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Why add this Silver Denarius struck AD 138-161 for Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius to your collection?

Antoninus Pius was the fifteenth ruler of the Roman Empire, from AD 138-161, ascending to the throne following the death of his adoptive father Hadrian. One of the Five Good Emperors, Antoninus enjoyed a peaceful rule during the most prosperous era of the Empire. The Silver Denarius was the most commonly circulated coin at the time, measuring approximately 18 mm in diameter, with a weight of about 3 grams, usually depicting a prominent theme of the realm.

Exquisitely Struck Denarius Design

A bearded right facing bust of Antoninus Pius appears on the obverse, his head adorned with a laurel wreath. Inscribed "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII."

Fortuna, the goddess of fortune, is depicted on the reverse, standing, with a ship's rudder in her right hand balanced upon a globe and a cornucopia cradled in her left arm. In the Roman religion, Fortuna was considered the personification of luck.

Graded Choice Extremely Fine by NGC

This Silver Denarius is authenticated as coinage struck for Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161, and graded Ch. XF, Choice Extremely Fine, by NGC Ancients, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin specialists. This superbly struck coin, having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 45, features complete details with visible wear apparent on highest surfaces of the design.

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Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. XF