Antoninus Pius Marcus Aurelius Father Silver Ancient Roman Coin Mercy i59146
Item: i59146 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Antoninus Pius – Roman Emperor: 138-161 A. Silver Denarius 17mm (2.95 grams) Rome mint: 141-143 A. Reference: RIC 64; BMC 194; RSC 124. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right. CLEMENTIA AVG, Clementia standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. In Roman mythology , Clementia was the goddess of forgiveness and mercy. She was deified as a celebrated virtue of Julius Caesar , who was famed for his forbearance, especially following Caesar’s civil war with Pompey from 49 BC. In 44 BC, a temple was consecrated to her by the Roman Senate , possibly at Caesar’s instigation as Caesar was keen to demonstrate that he had this virtue. In a letter to his friend Atticus , Cicero is discussing Caesar’s clementia : You will say they are frightened. I dare say they are, but I’ll be bound they’re more frightened of Pompey than of Caesar. They are delighted with his artful clemency and fear the other’s wrath. Again in For Deistarus Cicero discusses Caesar’s virtue of clementia. Yes, you, Gaius Caesar, are the only conqueror in 34 whose hour of triumph none save combatants have fallen. We, free men born in freedom’s fairest clime, so far from finding you a tyrant, have seen in you a leader of unbounded mercy in the day of victory. There is not much information surrounding Clementia’s cult; it would seem that she was merely an abstraction of a particular virtue, one that was revered in conjunction with revering Caesar and the Roman state. Clementia was seen as a good trait within a leader, it also the Latin word for “humanity” or “forbearance”. This is opposed to Saevitia which was savagery and bloodshed. Yet, she was the Roman counterpart of Eleos the Greek goddess of mercy and forgiveness who had a shrine in Athens. In traditional imagery, she is depicted holding a branch and a scepter, and may be leaning on a column. Antoninus Pius – 138-161 A. (under Hadrian) Augustus: 138-161 A. Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus (19 September 86 7 March 161), generally known in English as Antoninus Pius was Roman emperor from 138 to 161. He was the fourth of the Five Good Emperors and a member of the Aurelii. He did not possess the sobriquet ” Pius ” until after his accession to the throne. Almost certainly, he earned the name “Pius” because he compelled the Senate to deify his adoptive father Hadrian ; the Historia Augusta , however, suggests that he may have earned the name by saving senators sentenced to death by Hadrian in his later years. The item “Antoninus Pius Marcus Aurelius Father Silver Ancient Roman Coin Mercy i59146″ is in sale since Wednesday, February 8, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Antoninus Pius
- Composition: Silver