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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Antoninus Pius| > RS97454
Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
|Antoninus| |Pius|, |Antoninus| |Pius,| |August| |138| |-| |7| |March| |161| |A.D.|, The pulvinar (plural pulvinaria) was a special couch used for displaying images of the gods, that they might receive offerings at ceremonies such as the lectisternium or supplicatio. In the famous lectisternium of 217 B.C., on orders of the sibylline books, six pulvinaria were arranged, each for a divine male-female pair, identified by Livy as follows:

Jupiter-Juno
Neptune-Minerva
Mars-Venus
Apollo-Diana
Vulcan-Vesta
Mercury-Ceres
RS97454. Silver denarius, RIC III 137, RSC II 345, BMCRE IV 536, Hunter II 141, Strack III 165, SRCV II 4079, VF, toned, flow lines, die wear, edge splits, Rome mint, weight 2.612g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 180o, 145 - 161 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, horizontal fulmen (thunderbolt) on draped pulvinar (throne) of Jupiter and Juno; ex Savoca Coins auction blue 90 (29 Nov 2020), lot 1246; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00




  







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