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159 NGC MS Roman Empire Antoninus Pius Denarius Salus Mint State (18092401C)

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  • Roman Empire silver denarius, RIC 305, 3.21g.
  • Dated issue (TR POT XXIII = 159/60 CE). 
  • NGC Certified  to Ch MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5.
  • Lustrous surfaces, superb high relief Imperial portrait and the nicely detailed presentation of Salus. 
  • Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXIII, laureate bust of emperor.
  • Reverse: SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled round altar and holding scepter.
  • In ancient Roman religion, Salus was the goddess of safety and well-being (wellfare, health and prosperity) of both the individual and the Roman Empire.  The reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius was one of remarkable prosperity and peace.