AE Sestertius of Antoninus Pius
money; coins (money)
Antoninus Pius was one of the “The Five Good Emperors” that helped the Roman Empire prosper under his rule. In that period the empire expanded in size and experienced a time of great peace. The front of coin displays the side profile of his face, adorned with a Civic Crown, symbolizing triumph or victory. On the reverse side of the coin is Annona, the goddess of grain for the city of Rome. Grain was one of the most important resources during that time. The coin symbolizes the Empire’s success and how important resources were plentiful under Antoninus Pius' rule.
Antoninus Pius, Emperor of Rome
Sear 4205; RIC 3-1031
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, Fall 2021)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)