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Antoninus Pius, RIC III, 694
Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - As, 26.71mm, 11.65g
Rome, AD 140/144
obv. ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS PP
Head, laureate, r.
rev. T - R - POT - COS III
Mars, nude, chlamys over l. arm, helmeted, spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand, coming down from heaven to Rhea Silvia, sleeping at his feet, nude except a garment slid down to her hips, laying l. on rocks, r. arm over head, head resting on l. hand
in lower field SC
RIC III, 694; C.885; BMC 1370
Very rare, VF, dark, nearly black patina
Pedigree:
ex KŁncker auction 133, OsnabrŁck 11./12. Oct. 2007, lot 8870

The rev. depicts an important scene of Rome's early history. For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythlogical interest'!
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areich  [Oct 21, 2007 at 02:38 PM]
A wonderful coin with a great reverse.
*Alex  [Oct 21, 2007 at 10:35 PM]
Very, very nice. Congratulations, Jochen.
Noah  [Feb 06, 2008 at 03:24 PM]
interesting, beautiful, and desirable
snorkelpaleis  [Sep 01, 2009 at 03:15 PM]
massive!
neander  [Oct 10, 2010 at 04:04 PM]
Very interesting reverse - unusual!