Silver denarius of Antoninus Pius (A.D.
138 - 161).
Rome mint, A.D. 145-161.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P.
Rev: VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III - Antoninus sacrificing over altar with
holding roll. COS IIII in exergue.
18 mm, 3.5 g.
one of the ” seven 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, and perhaps a tad bit uneventful.
Ho-hum, the Golden Age of Rome.