Roman Collector Posted June 18, 2022 · Patron Share Posted June 18, 2022 (edited) Antoninus Pius was one proud grampa!! Like a modern grandparent who is quick to show an i-phone full of photos of the grandkids, Antoninus Pius issued many coins to show off his grandchildren, such as these. 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 cornucopiae from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by confronted busts of two children Refs: RIC 857; BMCRE 1827-29; Cohen 813; RCV 4236; Strack 1026; Banti 411. 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, holding a child on each arm; at each side of her, a child standing looking towards her and raising hand. Refs: RIC 313c; BMCRE 1013-14; Cohen 631; Strack 384; RCV 4098. 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. Refs: RIC 1031; BMCRE 2088-90; Cohen 621; Strack 1192; RCV 4205. I have heard that grandparenthood is much more fun than parenthood. But I didn't have first hand experience to say whether or not this was true. Last night, RC NOB C and his wife had my wife and me, along with my daughter-in-law's parents over for Father's Day dinner. After dinner, they gave cards and gifts to me and RC NOB C's father-in-law. It was the best card and gift I had ever received!! I about fell out of my chair! So did RC NOB C's father-in-law! And a T-shirt which read ... So, sometime in February 2023, I'll be smiling so hard my face will crack and I'll be like Antoninus Pius showing off his first grandkid! Faustina Jr., Augusta AD 147-175. Roman orichalcum sestertius, 22.96 gm, 30.4 mm, 11 h. Rome, December AD 147-early 148. Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, bust of Faustina II, draped and wearing stephane, right. Rev: VENERI GENETRICI SC, Venus Genetrix standing left, holding apple and child in swaddling clothes. Refs: RIC 1386b; BMCRE 2145; Cohen 237; Strack 1306; RCV 4718. Let's see your coins pertaining to GRANDPARENTHOOD!!! Edited June 18, 2022 by Roman Collector 21 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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