Divus Antoninus Pius


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Rome, after 161 AD. Æ sestertius, 26.47 gr., 33.8 mm.

Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS; bare head of Antoninus Pius to the right, drapery on the left shoulder.

Rev: CONSECRATIO; pyre of four tiers decorated with hangings and garlands and surmounted by facing quadriga; in exergue: SC.

Ref: RIC (Aurelius) 1266; BMC (Aurelius) 873.
Struck on a very broad flan. Choice very fine.

Ex Hess-Leu 36 (1968), lot 486. Professionally cleaned since.