Denarius of Antoninus Pius

After featuring several fairly recently, this is the only Roman coin to come in for this week’s Friday update. It was found by John Lashmar, who asked for a full ID and a valuation.

The coin is a denarius of Antoninus Pius, whose dates are 136-61 AD. Om the obverse the legend reads ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIII around the laureate head of the emperor. On the reverse is the standing figure pf Bonus Eventus holding a patera and corn-ears. The legend is very weak but if it showed up then it would read COS IIII.

In volume II of David Sear’s Roman Coins and Their Values denarii similar to this one are listed as number 4069. This type was struck at Rome during AD 150-51,

Valuation

The obverse is about Fine but it has a vertical line or scratch across the neck and head of Antoninus. The reverse is only Fair. It’s an interesting find but in its present condition would be worth no more than £15- £18.

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