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Antoninus Pius Denarius

Antoninus Pius Denarius, Emperor AD 138-161, struck AD 154-155, RIC 240, Obverse:  laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, Reverse:  Fortuna standing right, holding a rudder in her right arm and cradling a cornucopia in her left, COS IIII, a lustrous coin with a touch of attractive toning, a wonderful portrait of Pius and a detailed Fortuna and devices on the reverse with, believe it or not, full and clear legends on both sides, despite its irregular and ugly duckling flan, and actually a swan of a coin with its detail, Asking price:  $75 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Antoninus Pius Denarius

Antoninus Pius Denarius, Emperor AD 138-161, struck AD 152-153, RIC 222, RSC 270, 18 mm, Obverse:  laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, Reverse:  Fortuna standing right, holding a rudder in her right arm that is resting on a globe, and holding a cornucopia in her left, COS IIII, a lustrous coin with a very nice portrait of Pius, a more than decently detailed Fortuna and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, Asking price:  $46 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Antoninus Pius Denarius

Antoninus Pius Denarius, Emperor AD 138-161, RIC 219, RSC 197, 18 mm, Obverse:  laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI, Reverse:  Vesta standing left, holding a simpulum in her right hand and cradling a palladium in her left arm, COS IIII, a well struck coin on lightly toned silver, lustrous, good detail in high relief on both sides, Asking price:  $59 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Antoninus Pius Denarius

000_4289.jpg000_4291.jpg000_4287.jpg000_4294.jpgAntoninus Pius Denarius, Emperor AD 138-161, RIC 183, RSC 304, Obverse:  laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII, Reverse:  Antoninus Pius standing facing, his head left, holding a patera over a lighted tripod, COS IIII, very lustrous coin, fantastic portrait of Pius, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin well struck and centered, Asking price:  $180 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Antoninus Pius Denarius

000_9970.JPG000_9969.JPG000_9968.JPG000_9966.JPG000_9965.JPG000_9964.JPG000_9962.JPG000_9961.JPG000_9960.JPG000_9959.JPG000_9958.JPG000_9957.JPG000_9956.JPG000_9955.JPG000_9954.JPGAntoninus Pius Denarius, Emperor AD 138-161, RIC 202; Van Meter 50/3, 3.21 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, Reverse: Tranquillitas standing half left, holding a rudder and ears of grain, TR POT XIIII COS IIII, TRANQ in exergue, lustrous coin with very light attractive toning, wonderful and very high relief portrait of Antoninus Pius. Though worn, Tranquillitas shows much detail, full and legible legends on both sides of the coin with the exception of PP on the obverse very softly struck, and a tiny bit of XIIII on the reverse off the flan, a very lovely coin that is sharper in hand, and the high relief portrait of the emperor is very, very nice, Asking price: $95 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9953.JPG

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Antoninus Pius Denarius

000_6735.JPG000_6734.JPG000_6732.JPG000_6731.JPG000_6728.JPG000_6725.JPG000_6724.JPG000_6723.JPG000_6722.JPG000_6721.JPG000_6719.JPG000_6718.JPG000_6717.JPG000_6716.JPG000_6715.JPG000_6714.JPG000_6713.JPG000_6712.JPG000_6710.JPG000_6709.JPG000_6706.JPGAD 138-161, Consecration Denarius issued posthumously by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Van Meter 136/3, old Sear 1301, 18 x 19 mm, 3.4 gms, Obverse: bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, DIVVS ANTONINVS, Reverse: Eagle standing right on an altar draped by a garland, CONSECRATIO, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin and who grades it Near Mint remarks of it: “Lustrous surfaces which made photography difficult. Great obverse detail with high relief portrait.” I’d say this is one of the most lustrous coins I’ve ever seen, just gorgeous in that and many respects, photography indeed difficult, reverse legend much sharper in hand, the bust of Antoninus Pius is of extremely high relief (and made coin totter when photographing the reverse!), exquisite detail on the reverse, too, on the eagle and garland, a beautiful little jewel, and my research tells me this coin is rare this nice, Asking price: $395 includes priority shipping and insurance000_6705.JPG

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Antoninus Pius Denarius

000_3743.JPG000_3742.JPG000_3740.JPG000_3739.JPG000_3737.JPG000_3735.JPG000_3734.JPG000_3733.JPG000_3732.JPG000_3731.JPG000_3730.JPG000_3729.JPG000_3728.JPG000_3727.JPG000_3726.JPG000_3725.JPG000_3724.JPG000_3722.JPG000_3721.JPGAD 138-161, minted in Rome AD 139, RIC III, 56a, page 32, Cohen 876, Obverse: laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Reverse: priestly implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus, and simpulum, TR POT COS II, lustrous coin (more than my photography shows) with just the lightest touch of attractive toning, full legends on both obverse and reverse, very nice portrait, very, very detailed and attractive reverse, a little gem of a coin with high relief portrait and reverse devices, Asking price: $105 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3720.JPG

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Antoninus Pius/Marcus Aurelius Denarius

000_2976.JPG000_2975.JPG000_2974.JPG000_2973.JPG000_2970.JPG000_2969.JPG000_2968.JPG000_2967.JPG000_2966.JPG000_2965.JPG000_2964.JPG000_2963.JPG000_2962.JPG000_2960.JPG000_2959.JPGAD 138-161, 17mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Reverse: bare head of Marcus Aurelius facing right, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS, RIC 417; C15, aEF/EF in grade by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin (and this was “way back when” in the days when Very Fine denoted a VERY nice coin and About Extremely Fine a superb one!), a gorgeous coin, lustrous (more than my photography shows) yet with very light toning that is very attractive, superb portraits that are just plain choice (!), and I must point out that curly and wild mop top on the young Marcus, a scarce coin and an especially lovely and detailed example of the type, one of the very best I’ve seen of this issue,  Asking price: $975 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2958.JPG

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