Antoninus Pius; AE Sestertius; Annona
Description: Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD). AE Sestertius, Rome mint 147-148 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II; laureate head right / TR POT XXI COS IIII, S-C; Annona standing left in the galley with rudder and corn ears over modius.
Diameter: AE29 mm
Weight: 24,22 g
Attribution: RIC 891
Commentary: brown patina with olive-green deposits on obverse
History: The estimated amount of grain consumed annually by the city of Rome in 1st-2nd century AD, would completely fill the world largest supertanker (Seawise Giant) with its unprecedented 458 metres length.
Article Number: 052-03-05-41652