History of the Roman Coinage VIII: AD 138-161 - Antonius Pius, Faustina I, Aurelius Caesar and Faustina II

Moorhead, Sam
November 2009
Treasure Hunting;Nov2009, p44
The article explores the history of the Roman Coinage VIII. In February to July AD 138, the silver denarius of Antonius Pius was made with his head depicted in the style of Hadrian, his successor. The gold aureus, dated AD 138 to 161, was struck by Antoninus Pius with a reverse that shows Hadrian being flown to heaven with an eagle. The brass sestertius of Faustina I, dated AD 138 to 141, shows a peacock known as the bird of Juno, queen of the gods, under a throne.


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