Antoninus Pius 138-161AD

 

Antoninus Pius 138-161AD

Silver denarius, 19 mm.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS II
Laureate head of Antoninus right.
Rev: GENIO SENATVS
The Genius of the Senate holding branch and scepter.

Refers to his good relations with Senate.

Antoninus was born in Lanuvium (9/19/86 AD). Upon the death of Hadrian, who had adopted him, he persuaded the Senate to consecrate Hadrian for which he was awarded the title, "Pius." His reign was one of the most peacefull and prosperous of all Roman emperors, He died of natural causes.

C. 398.

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