Authentic Ancient Roman Coin 2nd Cent. AD Silver Ring depicting Emperor Antoninus Pius
This sterling silver ring elegantly showcases an authentic Roman coin from the 2nd century AD featuring Emperor Antoninus Pius. His remarkable journey began within a senatorial family, and he ascended through various offices during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, who later adopted him as his successor. Upon his accession to the throne, Antoninus acquired the moniker "Pius," potentially by compelling the Senate to deify his adoptive father or due to his intervention to spare senators sentenced to death in Hadrian's later years.
Notably, Antoninus Pius presided over a peaceful era within the Empire, devoid of major revolts or external military incursions, an achievement marked by his governance primarily from Italy itself. His reign saw a successful military campaign in southern Scotland, culminating in the construction of the renowned Antonine Wall. As an adept administrator, he left behind a substantial treasury surplus for his successors. His initiatives included expanding access to potable water across the Empire, fostering legal compliance, and facilitating the emancipation of freed slaves.
His demise in 161 resulted from illness, leading to his succession by his adopted sons, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, who co-ruled as emperors. Antoninus Pius's legacy remains a testament to effective governance and progressive reforms within the Roman Empire.
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