During his reign, Antoninus Pius paid particular attention to Britain, crushing a revolt in Northern Britain and pushing the Roman line further North of Hadrians Wall into the Lowlands of Scotland. Its perhaps for this reason that some of his coinage features a mournfully seated Britannia, so that the Romans could show off that they had conquered the ‘barbarians’ of Britain. It would be 1,500 years before Britannia was revived for use in the copper coinage of Charles II.
Ancient Roman Bronze Coin (AS) – Emperor Antoninus Pius
Over 1850 years old
Approximately 10.9 grams of Bronze
In a minimum of Fine condition