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Large bronze provided the finest canvas for ancient master celators to illustrate their artistry. Superb sestertius and medallions often obtain higher prices than even rare gold coins.
|The Temple of Antoninus andis an ancient Roman temple in , adapted as a Roman Catholic , Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda. It is in the Romanum, on the Via Sacra, opposite the Regia. The temple was begun by in 141 and was initially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, the Elder. When was deified after his death in 161 AD, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and at the instigation of his successor, . The ten monolithic Corinthian columns of its pronaos are 17 metres high. The rich bas-reliefs of the under the , of garlanded griffons and candelabri, were often copied from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.|