Roman Collector Posted February 11 · Patron Share Posted February 11 Early this morning, my daughter-in-law went into labor and I'm going to become a grandfather today. 🙂 I'm not the first proud grandfather, though. Grandpas have been proud since time immemorial. Antoninus Pius was a proud grandpa, too! Here are a few coins depicting him and his grandchildren. Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Roman orichalcum sestertius; 22.64 gm, 31.5 mm, 12 h. Rome, AD 149. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, COS IIII in exergue, S C across field, crossed cornuacopiae from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by confronted busts of two children, newborn Lucilla and Domitia Faustina, born 30 November AD 147. Refs: RIC 857; BMCRE 1827-29; Cohen 813; RCV 4236; Strack 1026; Banti 411. Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Roman orichalcum sestertius, 23.46 g, 32.3 mm, 12 h. Rome, December 159 - December 160. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII, laureate head, right. Rev: PIETATI AVG COS IIII, Pietas, standing facing, head left, holding globe in extended right hand and child on left arm; on either side of her, small girl standing, raising one hand. The children depicted are (from oldest to youngest) Lucilla, Faustina III, and newborn Fadilla. Refs: RIC 1031; BMCRE 2088-90; Cohen 621; Strack 1192; RCV 4205. Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Roman AR denarius, 3.15 g, 18.1 mm, 11 h. Rome, December, AD 160- March, AD 161. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIIII, laureate head, right. Rev: PIETATI AVG COS IIII, Faustina II (as Pietas) standing left, between two children (thought to represent Faustina III and Lucilla), holding two infants in her arms (thought to represent Fadilla and Cornificia). Refs: RIC 313c; BMCRE 1013-14; Cohen 631; Strack 384; RCV 4098. Sadly, this is the last coin to depict Antoninus Pius with his grandchildren. He died when Faustina II was pregnant with her twins, Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus and his slightly younger brother, Commodus. Let's see your coins depicting grandparents and their grandchildren (such as a coin of Agrippina I and another of Nero, or Valerian and Valerian II, etc.)! 26 15 1 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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