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Antoninus Pius Denarius
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, Laureate head facing right
Rev: COS IIII, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and Palladium
Minted in Rome, A.D. 152 - 153
References: Cohen 197, RIC 219

Vesta originally started out as a household spirit and she was later personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the staure of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta her flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins.
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