Silver Denarius issued by the Emperor Antoninus Pius in the period 145 to 161 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Antoninus Pius became Consul for the fourth and last time on 1 Jan 145 AD. This, COS IIII on the reverse, is the only clear indication of the date of production. The coin was produced between that day and his death in 161.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right; around, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P

Reverse Description

Virtus standing facing left holding a reversed spear and cradling a parazonium in his left arm; around, TR POT COS IIII

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