Antoninus Pius, as Caesar, 138. As (Copper, 27 mm, 10.46 g, 1 h), Rome, 145-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. S P Q R / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI / S•C within laurel wreath. BMC 1762. Cohen 791. RIC 827a. A splendid piece with a superb green patina and a particularly noble and elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
From the collection of a retired senior air force officer, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 78, 26 May 2014, 973 and Freeman & Sear, Manhattan Sale III, 3 January 2012, 184.