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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Obv-ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III Laureate head right.