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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS. AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.143.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: IMPERATOR II. Victory standing facing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left.
RIC III : 111b
Weight : 3.486gms. Ex FORVM.

This coin commemorates the Roman advance into Scotland which saw the beginning of construction of the Antonine Wall, running across the central belt from the Clyde Estuary in the west to the Forth Estuary in the east. Since Antoninus had already taken the title Imperator on his adoption by Hadrian, he was hailed Imperator for the second time after this victory in Britain which was possibly engineered simply in order to give the new emperor military prestige.
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Vespasian70  [Sep 06, 2007 at 03:59 PM]
Wow! A great portrait with an elegant reverse. The wings and the drapery are well done.
Potator II  [Sep 20, 2007 at 02:32 PM]
Very peaceful portrait, and delicate reverse engraving : nice coin
Noah  [Aug 10, 2008 at 02:39 AM]
exceptional toning as well
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 22, 2010 at 08:10 AM]
very nice. that rev is killer
Romanorvm  [Sep 17, 2010 at 02:30 PM]
Lloyd T  [Dec 09, 2010 at 11:31 PM]
Brilliant portraiture.
Jay GT4  [Jun 08, 2011 at 01:32 AM]
Great coin!
Legatus  [Sep 05, 2011 at 01:14 AM]
Beautiful overall!!!!!!
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