Antoninus Pius AV Gold Aureus, "Dinar Zahav", Choice Extremely Fine, 145 - 161 C.E.

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ANTONINUS PIUS AV GOLD AUREUS

RIC 147c, BMC 557. Calicó 1655 (same obverse die), Choice Extremely Fine, some hairlines on reverse fields, 20.9mm, 7.38 grams, Struck Circa. 145 - 161 C.E.

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)