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143 AD: The king of Armenia is appointed by Antoninus Pius
Orichalcum sestertius (23.57g, 31mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 143-144.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
REX ARMENIIS DATVS [around] S C [in ex.] Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head turned left, placing a tiara on the head of the Armenian king, standing left, wearing short tunica and cloak, his right hand raised and holding a roll in his left.
RIC 619 [R]; BMC 1272; Cohen 686; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 126:42
ex The New York Sale XX jan 2009; ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 147 lot 2159, March 2006
In A.D. 143, Antoninus Pius appointed kings for the Armenians and the Quadi and dedicated separate issues for both events.
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Album name:Charles S / Historical Coins
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Keywords:Antoninus Pius Armenia King
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Date added:May 25, 2012
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Legatus  [May 25, 2012 at 05:04 PM]
Great coin!! I want one
Randygeki(h2)  [May 27, 2012 at 02:17 AM]
Nice, love the detail on the revere.
n.igma  [Dec 10, 2013 at 06:12 AM]
The emperor crowning his puppet - nice propaganda rather than history this one.