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Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
Representations of elephants occur frequently on Roman coins. Romans used elephants in war, in triumphs, in funerals, and in the amphitheater. For Romans, the elephant was a symbol for Africa, for eternity, and for honor.
RB88970. Bronze as, RIC III
863 (S), Hunter II
280, Cohen II
564, BMCRE IV
1840 var. (walking right), SRCV II
4308 var. (same), aF, well centered
, dark patina
, porous, small edge split, Rome
8.269g, maximum diameter
26.2mm, die axis
, Dec 148 - Dec 149 A.D.; obverse
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS
P P TRP XII, laureate head
MVNIFICENTIA AVG, elephant
walking left, COS IIII
/ S C in two lines in exergue
; ; rare
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Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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