4.0203. Antoninus Pius - denarius (Vesta)

AR Denarius (Rome, AD 151-152)

O/ Laureate head right; ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV around.

R/ Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and palladium; COS IIII around.

3.25g; 19mm

RIC 203 (Common); Cohen 196; 96 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard.

This denarius was in the collection of Alexander Krombach, a German collector accused of illegally buying ancient coins by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, but refused to give up his coins and won the case. See here.

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