ANTONINUS PIUS AV GOLD AUREUS
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P around the laureate head of Antoninus to right
Reverse: Roma seated to left on a shield, holding Victory and spear
Now reduced by consignor!!
Struck on a large and broad flan with generous luster and a golden reddish tone. A BEAUTIFUL example!
Antoninus Pius a mild mannered and mature Emperor was the founder of the Antonine dynasty and according to some scholars is the Antoninus mentioned numerous times in Jewish literature who had befriended Rabbi Judah the prince. (Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi)