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Coin Information: Tantalus S/N 35897

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Coin type:Roman Imperial
Entered by:mrichter   (Seller rating: 5.0 out of 5, based on 13 buyer responses)
Added on: Oct 28, 2009
Ruler: Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Coin:VG Orichalcum Sestertius
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III - Laureate head right
ROMAE AETERNAE S C - Decastyle temple with statues on roof and in pediment
Mint:Rome (140 - 144)
Wt./Size/Axis:24.74g / 30mm / 180
Rarity:Scarce
References:
  • RIC 622
  • Cohen 699
  • BMCRE 1280
  • Banti 333
Acquisition/Sale:petrus.fabricus eBay #390103215289 10/14/09
For Sale: This coin is for sale. ($400.00)
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Notes:Oct 28, 09 - The great temple of Venus and Rome, actually two temples that were back to back, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum, was designed by Hadrian himself. Construction began in 121 AD and and remained unfinished on Hadrian's death in 138 AD. Construction was finally completed in 141 AD under Antoninus Pius, the event celebrated by this coin. The temple would be destroyed by fire in 307 and later rebuilt by Maxentius, the remains of which can still be seen in Rome today.




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