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ID number:  BIRBI-R1211
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Antoninus Pius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  154-155
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  20.22
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0010B. A. H. Baldwin, July, 1971.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Octastyle temple, in which are the seated figures of the Divi Augustus (l.) and Livia (r.), with statues on roof and in pediment.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ϤNTONINVS ΛVC PI-VS P P TR P XXII (Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of the Fatherland, Tribune for the Twenty-Second Time). Reverse: ΛED DIVI ɪVC REST S C (Temple of the Divine Augustus Restored, S.C; Translation Disputed). In Exergue: COS IIII (Consul for the Fourth Time).

Bibliography:  RIC III 998.

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