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Lot # 520 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$350 / Price Realized: US$300
Antoninus Pius. As
Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. As, 9.96gg. (12h). Rome, 145 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG P[I] - VS P P TR P COS IIII Head laureate right. Rx: LIBERA - L - [I] - TAS - S - III[I] around, S C in exergue, Emperor seated left on curule chair on platform, Liberalitas standing left before him holding coin counter and cornucopia, citizen standing right on ground before platform, holding out toga to receive coins. BM 1750. Cohen 500 (10 Fr.) corr. RIC 819 (R ). Distribution scenes were normally depicted just on sestertii, not on middle bronzes too. Dark green patina. EF.

This largesse was distributed on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius Caesar and Faustina II, in spring 145.
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