ANTONINUS PIUS AE SESTERTIUS, "ANNONA"
RIC 597, RSC 34, About Very Fine, 33mm, 27.42 grams, Struck Circa. 140 - 144 C.E.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III around laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right
Reverse: Annona standing right, holding grain ears and cornucopia, modius to left, prow of ship to right, ANNONA AVG around, S C in fields
A SUBSTANTIAL coin, LARGE and HEAVY on Excellent Metal and a worthy companion to the similar coin we just listed in an AS! Though the trail of ownership of this coin is unknown, its cleaning and patination method is that used in the late 19th Century.