Reigned 138-161ad

TITVS AVRELIVS FVLVVS BOIONIVS ARRIVS ANTONINVS, born in 86 AD to Arria Fadilla and Titus Aurelius Fulvus, served as a praetor, quaestor, and consul (120) before becoming proconsul of Asia in 135. He married Faustina Sr. about 115. He was on the Imperial Council in 138 when Hadrian's heir Aelius Caesar died, and was adopted by Hadrian on February 25, 138, becoming Augustus when Hadrian died on July 10, 138. He is known for wisdom, temperance, and a serious nature, and prosperity and peace were the hallmarks of his reign. He died peacefully on March 7, 161 and the Senate deified him.(Excerpt from MONETA, from

AR Denarius (18mm 2.99g) Struck 140-144 A.D. Rome

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head right

Rev: GENIVS POP ROMANI Genius of the Roman people standing facing, head right, holding a scepter and cornucopia

RIC III 70 Sear 4086


AR Denarius (18mm 3.13g) Struck 148-149ad Rome

Obv:ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII Laureate bust right

Rev: COS III Salus standing facing, head left, holding patera and rudder on globe, feeding a serpent entwined around an altar

RIC 181


AE AS (27mm 11.2g) Struck 140-144ad Rome

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate bust right

Rev: ANNONA AVG S C Annona standing right, holding cornupiae and two grain-ears over modius, prow at right.

RIC 675


Orichalum Dupondius (28mm 12.49g) Struck 155-156ad Rome

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II Radiate bust right

Rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII S C Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopia

RIC 952

RIC 431

Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.25g) Struck 161 A.D. Rome

Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head right

Rev: CONSECRATIO Eagle standing right on garlanded altar, head turned left.



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