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I bought this denarius 12 years ago for a fourré because the weight was to little. I liked the quality and the price,so... but now I have some doubts.

Comparing coins on the web, I found a coin in OCRE with about the same weight (2,62 gr - American Numismatic Society). On the coin I see no signs of a fourré.

What's your opinion ? Show your Divo Pio coins, please

RIC III Marcus Aurelius 441, 17 mm, 2,67 gr, die ax 6 h.



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Those late Antonine coins -- especially of Commodus -- can be lightweight. I don't see anything to suggest yours is fourrée. Here's a posthumous issue for Antoninus Pius.

Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
Roman AR denarius, 3.26g, 17.2 mm, 5 h.
Rome, AD 161.
Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, ustrinum of four tiers decorated with garlands and statues and surmounted by a quadriga.
Refs: RIC 438; BMCRE 60-64; RSC 164a; RCV 5193; MIR 24.
Notes: Also struck with a right-facing bare head (no drapery) portrait.


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Yes looks good to me too...The 3 nicks around the periphery would show a different base metal and from the photos it looks silver. 

Nice looking op coin!


Divus Antoninus Pius. Died 161 AD. AR Denarius (3.21 gm, 18mm). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 AD.

Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bareheaded bust right, slight drapery.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with garlands, surmounted by facing quadriga.
RIC 438 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27/4-12 (Aurelius); RSC 164a. VF.

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