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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 615a
∆ Sestertius (26,15g, ō 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS ∑ AVGVSTVS PIVS, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rev.: P P TR P COS III around, [S C in ex.], Aeneas, wearing short tunic and cloak, advancing right, looking back, carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and holding his son Ascanius by the hand. Anchises, veiled and draped, carries a box (or crown?) in left hand, Ascanius wears a Phrygian cap and holds a pedum.
RIC 615a; BMCRE 1264; Cohen 655 [80Fr.]; Strack 904; Banti 309; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 128:57b.
Ex Numphil, june 2014 auction.

This very rare type has been struck from a single obverse die, with a bust with aegis and with the unique obverse legend "ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS" found nowhere else in the coinage of Antoninus Pius. This die was used exclusively with two very similar reverse dies differing only in the legend: TR P COS III (this specimen) and TR POT COS III.
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okidoki  [Sep 10, 2015 at 07:23 PM]
Very nice never seen this reverse
imperator  [Oct 09, 2015 at 05:03 PM]
Great Reverse and extreme rare