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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius (obverse)
ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III - Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, S C - bare head of Marcus Aurelius right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
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Mint: Rome (140-144 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 19.94g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1212
Cohen 34
Acquisition/Sale: glnumismatics Ebay

On 24 Jan 138, Hadrian selected Antoninus as his new successor. After a few days' consideration, Antoninus accepted. He was adopted on 25 Feb. As part of Hadrian's terms, Antoninus adopted Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, the son of Lucius Aelius. The adoption of Marcus Aurelius was probably a suggestion of Antoninus himself, since he was the nephew of his wife. At Hadrian's request, Antoninus' daughter Faustina was betrothed to Lucius.
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