Ryro Posted January 28 · Supporter Share Posted January 28 (edited) Possibly the greatest emperor, 19 years of Rome at its loftiest heights, adoptive father of Marcus Aurelius, and sadly we know so little of the inner machinations of his reign (and, oh how @Roman Collector would love to know more about those scandalous Faustinii). I blame the monks and the church who intentionally failed to copy down his history. For whatever reason, the voices of historians that wrote about him were silenced. Why do you think? Antoninus Pius:(try not to get lost in those eyes) Cut to; this super rare Anti pie face MSC I stole off ebay for 15.50€! The amazing seller's identification (below) has a slight difference from the RPC listing that they site (and sadly I don't have AMNG III, 264b). But RPC lists 4267 as having a paludamentum. The picture above gives a good example of what a paludamentum "cloak or cape fastened at one shoulder" looks like. So here draped=paludamentum? Which is more accurate? Doesn't draped just mean cloaked? (I'll never stop getting a chuckle out of the inverted niples on these Roman Provincial MSCs, generally toward the center or the "boss". Just like real niples, placement varies) KOINON OF MACEDON Antoninus Pius, 138-161, Bronze. 6,20 g. // 22 mm Obv: ΚΑΙCAP ANTΩNЄINOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right, seen from behind. Rev.: KOINON MAKЄΔΟΝΩΝ around Macedonian shield. nVF, AMNG III, 264b. RPC IV online 4267. Here's RPC version of 4267: Volume: IV.1 №: 4267 (temporary) Reign: Antoninus Pius Persons: Antoninus Pius (Augustus) City: Koinon of Macedonia Region: Macedonia Province: Macedonia Denomination: Æ Average weight: 7.62 g. Obverse: ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ; laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing paludamentum, r. Reverse: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ (facing inward); Macedonian shield Reference: AMNG 264b Specimens: 3 Then we look at the wild 42...69😘 Volume: IV.1 №: 4269 (temporary) Reign: Antoninus Pius Persons: Antoninus Pius (Augustus) City: Koinon of Macedonia Region: Macedonia Province: Macedonia Denomination: Æ Average weight: 6.02 g. Obverse: ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΑΝΤⲰΝƐΙΝΟϹ; laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing (cuirass and) paludamentum, r. Reverse: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ (facing outward); Macedonian shield Reference: AMNG 265 and 266b Specimens: 5 I'm not seeing the cuirass, but love how pist off Ant Pie looks on this type! (check out the insane gorgoneion breastplate!!!) And then here's my first ProRoMSC and more common Antoninus Pius laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.: Thoughts, coins and anything AP are appreciated! Edited January 28 by Ryro 21 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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