Antoninus Pius     138-161AD


Antoninus Pius 138-161AD

Silver drachm, 17 mm.
Obv: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev: Mount Argaeus.

138-161 AD.

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.

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