Antoninus Pius                 138 - 161 A.D.

 

Antoninus succeeded Hadrian once the latter's death and gained the "Pius" suffix after his goodwill in securing a Senate proclamation consecrating Hadrian. Through a combination of good luck and an even-keeled, frugal personality, he was able to pull off the most exemplary and peaceful reign of any emperor before or since. He was more interested in modernizing Roman law and its infrastructure than on waging wars of conquest. After his death he was consecrated himself and the empire started another slide into troubled times.

 


 

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Rev-PM TR POT COS II SC Fides standing right, holding corn ears and basket of fruit.

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Rev-SALVS AVG SC Salus standing left, holding patera., feeding serpent rising from altar.

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Rev-PM TRP COS P SC Liberalitas standing left with coin dispenser & cornucopiae.