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156 NGC AU Antoninus Pius Roman Empire Denarius Salus Snake Altar (20071502C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Emperor Antoninus Pius Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 3.33 g, RIC 264.
  • Dated TR POT XX = 156/7 CE.
  • NGC Certified to AU.
  • Well struck with exceptional style, lustrous gold toned surfaces.
  • Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II, laureate bust of emperor.
  • Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, Salus seated left feeding snake coiled around altar.
  • Salus is an appropriate reverse type for this emperor as the Roman Empire experienced a period of peace, tranquility and prosperity.
  • Salus was the goddess of safety and welfare. Her temple on the Quirinal at Rome, dedicated in 302 BC, was the scene of an annual sacrifice on August 5.