In 146, received the imperium proconsular and the Younger was given the title Augusta.SH73156. , 1669, 767a, 974, 320, 709, 4168, VF, nice green , nice portrait, light scratches, , 22.051 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, Rome mint, c. 146 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG - P P TR P, laureate right; Antoninus in slow left, eagle-tipped in left, reins in right, / S C in two lines in ; $630.00 (€560.70)
On 25 February 138, designated his successor, on condition that he adopt and . died on 10 July after a heart failure at Baiae, he was buried at Rome in the Gardens of beside his wife, . succeeded as Emperor and asked the Senate to confer divine honors for . SH77280. Silver , 17, 11 (S), 77, 16, 4054, VF, nice portrait, centered on a , , die wear, tiny edge cracks, 3.216 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 138 A.D.; IMP HADRI ANTONINVS, right; AVG II, standing left, in right, in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Barry Murphy; ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
RS73963. Silver , 2141/2143; 1927; 1562; 571/572; 35.384; 1358/11; -, F, inscriptions partially unstruck and off , 14.284 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 147 - 28 Aug 148 A.D.; ANTWNEINOC CEB EYCEB (clockwise from upper right), laureate right; L EY∆EKATOY (year 11), Didymaios (Milesios) standing facing, laureate, nude, small stag in extended right hand, bow in left at side; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria,
Laodikea ad Mar (Latakia, ) has been inhabited since the second millennium B.C. It was on the Via Maris, a coastal road that ran south from Antioch to and Beirut. The city was renamed by Seleucus I Nicator in of his mother, Laodice and was a major for the Seleukid Kingdom. Laodikea flourished under Rome and was second only to Antioch in the region. Herod the Great, of , furnished Laodikea with an aqueduct, the remains of which stand to the east of the town. The VI Ferrata was probably based in .RP83520. Bronze AE 25, IV 8589 (7 specs., none published); p. 256, 70 var. ( right), VF, fantastic , dark with highlighting earthen fill, both sides off center, 10.834 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, ad Mare (Latakia, ) mint, 142 - 143 A.D.; AVTO KA TI AI A∆P - ANTΩNEINON CEB, laureate, draped, and left, from behind; IOYΛIEΩN TΩN KAI ΛAO∆IKEΩN, draped of left, wearing fantastic crown of the city gate, walls and towers, bunches of grapes hanging below ear, KPA before neck, ϘP (year 190) behind; ; $190.00 (€169.10)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Roman Provincial
Euthenia is the personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was . Her attributes are heads of grain and the . She can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a .RX59567. Bronze , cf. 1609 ff.; 1301; 4146; 2561; p. 138, 1162; 430; 35.21; 1518, aF/gF, 22.959 g, maximum 33.4 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 138 - 28 Aug 139 A.D.; AYT K T AIΛ A∆P − ANTΩNINOC EYCEB, bare-headed right; EYΘHNIA, Euthenia reclining left on , wearing , , and , fold in lap filled with fruit, stalks of grain and poppies in right, LB (year 2) ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
In 142, ordered the construction of the Antonine Wall. When the wall ran 39 miles (63 km) from Old Kilpatrick in Dunbartonshire on the Firth of Clyde to Carriden near Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth (Scotland). The Romans built nineteen forts and smaller fortlets (milecastles), to protect the against the Caledonians.RB90470. , 1315, 819, 642(a), 863, 4237, aF, 22.720 g, maximum 33.3 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 141 - 143 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG - P P TR P , laureate right; , reclining left, wreathed with reeds, resting right hand on boat on his far side, reeds in left, left arm resting on urn on its side from which water flows, S C in ; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from ) and its distribution to the people.RS90684. Silver , 288b, 765, 84, 204 var. (no rudder), cf. 4068 (TRP XVII, etc.), EF, and struck, with small edge cracks, 3.472 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 151 - 152 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P XV, laureate right; , standing half left, heads of grain in right hand, left hand rests on overflowing with grain and set a half-seen ship on right, rudder against the ship's side; $150.00 (€133.50)
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. This coin, dedicated to the health of the emperor, probably indicates the emperor was at the time suffering from some disease, and sacred rites had been performed for his recovery.RS77074. Silver , 305, 741, 988, 4106, VF, , slight , light marks, small deposits, small edge cracks, 3.270 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 159 - 160 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P XXIII, laureate right; , standing left, from in right hand, feeding snake coiled around at feet on left, long vertical behind in left; $150.00 (€133.50)
Two days before his death, Antoninus was at his ancestral estate at Lorium, in , about twelve miles (19 km) from Rome. He ate Alpine cheese at dinner quite greedily. In the night he vomited; he had a fever the next day. The day after that, 7 March 161, he summoned the imperial council, and passed the state and his daughter to . The emperor gave the keynote to his life in the last word that he uttered when the tribune of the night-watch came to ask the password - "aequanimitas" (equanimity). He then turned over, as if going to sleep, and died. His death closed out the longest reign since (surpassing by a couple of months).RS77087. Silver , MA431; 156; 24-4/10; p. 393, 48; 4; 5192, VF, attractive , 3.452 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, , 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS, right; , standing right on garlanded , wings open, turned back left; $150.00 (€133.50)
The Romans believed that , after deserting the Persians and Assyrians, took flight over and saw Alexander perish as she passed into and into . At last arriving on Mount Palatine she threw aside her wings and casting away her wheel, entered Rome where she took up her abode forever.RS77091. Silver , 855 (same breaks), 251, 987, 295, cf. 4073 (TR P XVI), - (p. lxxix), VF, nice portrait, , centered, 3.591 g, maximum 17.4 mm, Rome mint, 155 - 156 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P , laureate right; XIX , standing slightly right, right, rudder on globe vertical behind in left hand, with top turned inward in right hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
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