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The Adoptive Emperors (AD 96 - 192)    [ without thumbnail images ]

Aelius, AD 136-138, Caesar under Hadrian, AR (Silver)
           Denarius, 3.19 gm, SearM-3968v
          obv.:  "L AELIVS CAESAR " 
                     Bare head right.
          rev.:  "TR P COS II"
                     Concordia, enthroned left, holding patera and resting arm on cornucopia; "CONCORD" in exergue.
          note:  Nice sharp coin of this scarce Caesar.  Aelius was adopted by Hadrian and was to become Hadrian's successor but predeceased him in AD 138. 

$225.00

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Antoninus Pius, AD 146, AR Denarius, 2.88 gm, 
                    RSC-344
          obv.:  "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P" 
                     Laureate head right
          rev.:  "COS IIII"
                    Clasped right hands holding caduceus between corn-ears.

          note:  Little to no wear on this one.  Rough flan but really a lovely coin.  

$110.00

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Antoninus Pius, AD 141, AR Denarius, 3.13 gm, 
                    RSC-573
          obv.:  "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III" 
                     Bare head right
          rev.:  "GENIVS POP ROMANI"
                    Genius of the Roman People standing facing head right holding scepter and cornucopia.

          note:  Even wear, good metal.  

$50.00

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Antoninus Pius, AD 153 - 154, AR Denarius, 3.18 gm, 
                    Sear-M-4067(v)
          obv.:  "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII" 
                     Laureate head right
          rev.:  "COS IIII"
                    Annona standing left holding corn-ears and anchor, modius at feet to left. 

$55.00

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Antoninus Pius, AD 162, AR Denarius, 2.97 gm, 
                    Sear-M-5195
          obv.:  "DIVVS ANTONINVS" 
                     Bare head right
          rev.:  "DIVO PIO"
                    Column of Antoninus Pius surmounted by statue of the Emperor standing left, trellis-work fencing surrounding the base.

          note:  Issued by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus in honor of Antoninus Pius.  Little of this monument still exists.  

$85.00

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Antoninus-Aurelius, AD 140-144, AR (Silver) Denarius,
                2.80 gm, Sear-1333, RSC-15
          obv.:  "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III" 
                    Laureate head right
          rev.:  "AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS"
                     Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right.

          note:  One of the few dual Emperor coin types available.  Sear priced this issue at $240 in 1988.  Good metal, full legends.  

$85.00

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Faustina Senior, Wife of Antoninus Pius, died AD 141,
                   AR (Silver) Denarius, 3.12 gm, RSC-108b
          obv.:  "DIVA FAVSTINA"
                     Bare headed and draped bust right
          rev.:  "AVGVSTA"
                     Vesta, veiled, standing left, holding simpulum and palladium, the latter on left arm. 
         note:  Wonderful coin with full legends and devices.

$95.00

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Faustina Senior, Wife of Antoninus Pius, died AD 143,
                  AR (Silver) Denarius, 2.94 gm, Sear-M-4575
          obv.:  "DIVA FAVSTINA"
                     Bare headed and draped bust right
          rev.:  "AETERNITAS"
                     Aeternitas standing left holding globe and scepter. 
          note:  Nice coin, old collection toning.  Good detail and metal.  

$55.00

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Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius, AD 154 - 156, 
                      AE (Copper) AS, 10.27 gm, Sear-M-4727
          obv.:  "FAVSTINA AVG PII FII" 
                    Draped bust right.
          rev.:  "IVNO SC"
                     Juno seated left, holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet.

          note:  Some wear and could use a careful cleaning but nice collectable piece.

$25.00

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