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Lot # 519 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$650
Antoninus Pius. Silver Quinarius
Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Silver Quinarius, 1.64gg. (7h). Rome, 145 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P Head laureate right. Rx: LIB IIII in exergue, TR PO - T - COS IIII Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter and cornucopia. King 22 (2 spec.), pl. 16 (same dies). Cf. RIC 155 and Strack 146 (the same quinarius in gold). Cf. King 19, pl. 15 and pl. G (silver quinarius from the same obverse die, but with rev. TR POT COS IIII, Hercules seated facing). Scratch on cheek. aVF.

Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Purchased from Alex Malloy, May 2000.

A very rare denomination during this reign: our coin is apparently only the ninth known silver quinarius of Antoninus Pius, supplementing the eight examples of five types recorded by Cathy King in her quinarius book.
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