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Cuirassed bust on an Antoninus Pius denarius
Antoninus Pius. (138-161 AD). Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Rome, 159 AD. 
Observe : ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, bust laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, fold of cloak on left shoulder.
Reverse : VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III around, COS IIII in exergue, Antoninus, togate and veiled, standing left, extending right hand over tripod altar. 
Unpublished bust variety of BMCRE 958, RSC 1126b, and RIC 294b. Mint state. This elaborate bust type appeared on aurei of Marcus Aurelius Caesar in the same year, BMCRE 959, pl. 20.13, but is quite exceptional on a denarius.

Cuirassed bust on an Antoninus Pius denarius

Antoninus Pius. (138-161 AD). Silver denarius (3.54 gm). Rome, 159 AD.
Observe : ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, bust laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, fold of cloak on left shoulder.
Reverse : VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III around, COS IIII in exergue, Antoninus, togate and veiled, standing left, extending right hand over tripod altar.
Unpublished bust variety of BMCRE 958, RSC 1126b, and RIC 294b. Mint state. This elaborate bust type appeared on aurei of Marcus Aurelius Caesar in the same year, BMCRE 959, pl. 20.13, but is quite exceptional on a denarius.

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Mat   [Sep 29, 2020 at 02:50 PM]
Wow, what a handsome coin, wonderful coin, congrats.
shanxi   [Sep 29, 2020 at 02:51 PM]
beautiful
curtislclay   [Sep 29, 2020 at 03:46 PM]
Ex Gemini II, 10 January 2006, lot 434. The description above, written by myself, is also quoted from that catalogue.
quadrans   [Sep 29, 2020 at 08:58 PM]
Great coin 👍
okidoki   [Oct 05, 2020 at 08:36 PM]
excellent
Roger B   [Mar 07, 2021 at 06:37 PM]
Definitely mint state!

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