Ryro Posted February 25 · Supporter Share Posted February 25 (edited) That's right, on this day in 138 CE Hadrian's second choice, as Lucius Aelius died before attaining the purple, Antoninus Pius is adopted. Thus setting up one of the most peaceful and quiet reigns, at least as far as the silent sources give us, in the annals of Roman history... and they made some pretty rad coins too! The H bomb: Hadrian (117-138). Macedon Koinon. Æ (22mm, 4.47g). Laureate head r. R/ Macedonian shield. Cf. RPC II 634. Fine Ex London ancient coins LTD 2020 Malcom...I mean Lucius in the middle: Antoninus Pius: Of course I'll start with my latest rare MSC of the man: Antoninus Pius 138-161 KOINON OF MACEDON Bronze. 6,20 g. // 22 mm Obv: ΚΑΙCAP ANTΩNЄINOC Laureate, paludamentum wearing 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. Purhcased from Fitz Jan 2023 SPOILER ALERT... and the legacy would continue Let's see some of your favorites! Edited February 25 by Ryro 11 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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