#1) Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius, A.D. 138-161
Rome mint, A.D. 159-160
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII
Reverse: PACI AVG COS IIII - Pax, standing, facing left, holding
downward-pointing laurel branch in right hand and scepter in left.
18 mm, 3.1 g.
one of the "five good emperors," Antoninus Pius was one of the richest
men in Rome. His rule was marked by temperance, compassion and fiscal
responsibility, and his reign was peaceful and prosperous.