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Roman Empire, Bronze Sestertius of Antoninus Plus (AD 138-161) - obv. Bust/rv. Pietas NGC Ch. F (Smoothing) [11913]

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Why purchase this Bronze Sestertius of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius?

The Sestertius was originally a small silver coin of the Roman Republic, struck from 211-44 BC. The denomination was re-introduced in the coinage reform of Augustus around 23 BC, as a large bronze issue measuring 32-34 mm in diameter, with a weight of 25-28 grams. This Sestertius was minted AD 138-161 in the name of Antoninus Pius, the fifteenth Emperor of the Roman Empire.

Classic Roman Imperial Imagery

The obverse of the coin features the laureate image of Emperor Antoninus Pius, surrounded by the inscription "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII".

Pietas, representing piety, one of the chief virtues of the ancient Romans, is depicted as a standing female figure on the reverse. Two young girls stand at her feet as she cradles a small child her left arm and holds a globe in her extended right hand. Inscribed "PIETATI AVG COS IIII" and "SC."

Graded Choice Fine by NGC

Struck A.D. 138-161, this Roman Empire Bronze Sestertius of Antoninus Pius is graded Choice Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) specialized ancient coin grading division. The coin will bear the surface and strike characteristics of a coin earning a Sheldon Scale grade of 15, with the deeply recessed areas of the coin featuring some sharp detail. Upon further inspection, NGC found evidence of a modern smoothing effort, not due to normal circulation, possibly to remove surface encrustation or imperfections.

This Bronze Sestertius struck for Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius belongs in your collection!

Year of Issue:138-161
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. F
Finish:Mint State
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire