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154 NGC AU Antoninus Pius Roman Empire Denarius UNPUBLISHED Vesta Reverse (20080405C)

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  • Dated Emperor Antoninus Pius Roman Empire silver denarius coin, 3.26g, RIC 238v (see RIC 229a), RSC 201v.
  • Issued 154/5 CE (TR P XVIII).
  • Rare apparently unpublished reverse variant where Vesta is holding Simpulum and Palladium.  Both RIC & RSC describe Vesta as sacrificing with Patera over altar and holding Palladium.
  • NGC Certified to AU, great style, well struck with lustrous toned surfaces.
  • Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII, laureate bust of emperor.
  • Reverse: COS IIII, Vesta standing left holding simpulum and paladium.
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