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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

A work made of bronze.
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Date:

157-158

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Antoninus Pius, laureate and facing to the right. On the back (reverse), the goddess Annona - the divine personification of the grain supply to the city of Rome- stands, head turned to the left, resting her left hand on an upright rudder. Her right hand holds ears of grain over a modius full of grain.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

157 CE–158 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II Reverse: TR POT XXI COS IIII S C

Dimensions

Diam.: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.875

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