Reverse : "TR POT XXI COS IIII", Annona standing left, holding corn-ears above modius, left, and rudder set upon ships prow, right. RIC 274, & RSC 1038. Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius. The reign of Antoninus Pius was enjoyed with mostly peace on the borders and a steady and effective administration within the empire. A period that most scholars believe to truly represent the ideal of the.Antoninus Pius, born in Lanuvium near Rome in AD 86. His family, the Aurelii, were originally from Nimes in Gaul. Both his father and grandfather had been consuls as well as his maternal grandfather G. Arrius Antoninus, who actually raised Antoninus Pius, due to the early death of the boys father.
Antoninus married Annia Galeria Faustina, whose mother was the sister of Sabina, the wife of the future emperor Hadrian. It was a very successful marriage and Faustina was remembered as an intelligent and cultured woman, that devoted much of her life to charitable work, helping the destitute of Rome. Antoninus Pius succumbed to a fever on a country estate, just outside Rome in AD 161, leaving behind a well established succession and a tradition of good governance. That there was little for the history books to report of his reign, should not be considered a criticism, but rather something of a compliment to a wise leader, who did not seek military glory or abuse his subjects. It was during this period of calm and peace that the true and lasting strengths of Roman institutions found the space to most firmly root themselves into the consciousness of mankind, at Rome and in the provinces.
Thus ingraining the traditions of good governance and rule of law so that it lasted to inspire and shape the free Western world that we experience today. For most of its history Rome protected its borders with extreme fervor, and when it did not- Rome fell. A lesson worthy of remembrance. The item "ROMAN EMPIRE ANTONIUS PIUS AD 138 AR DENARIUS NGC CH XF UBER TONED ANCIENT COIN" is in sale since Monday, October 10, 2016.
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