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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Antoninus Pius| > RB91586
Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian. He was the father of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. In early Rome, he was second in importance only to Jupiter, and the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.
RB91586. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 778; Cohen II 751; BMCRE IV p. 275, 1705; Hunter II -, SRCV II -, VF, attractive style, well centered, porosity, light corrosion, Rome mint, weight 23.607g, maximum diameter 30.1mm, die axis 0o, 145 - 161 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right; reverse Mars advancing right, nude but for helmet and cloak tied in belt around waist, transverse spear in right hand, trophy of captured arms in left hand over left shoulder, S - C (senatus consulto) divided across field below center; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $150.00


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