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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius
DIVVS ANTONINVS - Bare-headed and draped bust right
CONSECRATIO - Eagle standing right on globe, with head left and wings folded.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (161-162 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 30.68g / 37mm / 360
Rarity: Scarce with draped bust.
References:
RIC 1262 (Aurelius) var. (bare head only)
Banti 68
BMCRE 871 (Aurelius) note
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 46 #630

Two days before his death, Antoninus was at his ancestral estate at Lorium, in Etruria, 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 Marcus. 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 Augustus (surpassing Tiberius by a couple of months).
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