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Antoninus Pius, Denarius, Commemorative Issue

Exceptional Silver Plated fourrée; 17mm/2.8gm  Rome mint, Struck by Marcus Aurelius, sort of...

Con/ Very Fine/Extremely Fine

Obv/ DIVVS ANTONINVS; bare head r., slight drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev/ CONSECRATIO; Funeral pyre in four levels topped by quadriga facing.

Ref/ RIC Vol 3, 438

Seller's Note/ If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's duck, right? Well, not in this case. This ancient counterfeit is remarkable; the same size and weight of a a denarius from any official issue from the mint at Rome.The fellows who created this superb ancient forgery were certainly employed by the Roman mint.

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