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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Antoninus Pius| > RP41398
Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Asclepius, the son of Apollo and Koronis, learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one snake bringing another snake healing herbs. Hygieia, the goddess of health, was his daughter with Minerva. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in Asclepius' temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
RP41398. Bronze AE 28, BMC Thrace p. 116, 3, aVF, Hadrianopolis (Edirne, Turkey) mint, weight 13.457g, maximum diameter 27.6mm, die axis 225o, obverse AYTKAITAIA∆PI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse HΓAΠOYOΠEICKOYA∆PIANOΠOΛEIT, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, staff which serpent twines in left, Hygieia standing right, patera in right hand, feeding serpent; SOLD

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