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143 NGC Ch XF Roman Empire Antoninus Pius AS Shields Ancilia Military (21091104C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Emperor Antoninus PIus Roman Empire AE As copper coin.
  • Struck 143/144 CE, 10.75 grams, RIC 736a, Foss 64. 
  • Superb style sharp detailed coin.
  • Historically connected to the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of Rome's founding.
  • Rare depiction of military equipment: two ancilia oval shields with rounded projections above and below shields.
  • NGC certified to Ch XF, Strike: 5/5, Surface 3/5.
  • Ex. Paul Rynearson, whose ticket annotates that this coin is Ex. Oman Collection, 2 VII 68, lot 194.
  • Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate bust facing right.
  • Reverse: IMPERATOR II ANCILIA S C, Two ancilia oval shields with rounded projections above and below.
  • Issued in conjunction with the 900th anniversary of Rome Celebrations. The ancilia were 12 shields on which the safety of Rome was said to depend. They consisted of an original, which fell from heaven in the time of Numa & 11 copies made by him, all kept in the temple of Mars.
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