Ancient Coins: ROMAN IMPERIAL BRONZE: Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. Rev. ASIA

Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.  Rev. ASIA
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Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. Rev. ASIA

AE Sestertius, 26.28g. 31mm. Rome, c.139 A.D. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS II S C; ASIA below. Personification of Asia standing to left wearing a mural crown; she holds wreath in right hand and a long anchor with left hand; prow of ship below to left. BMC 1184. RIC 579. Cohen 65(40 Fr). Scarce reverse type and with a lovely reddish-brown patina.


Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 9, October 7, 1992, lot 324.

good Very Fine $3,750.

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