|Roman Imperial. Antoninus Pius (138-161). Denarius, 148-149, Rome mint.|
|Obverse:||ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII.
Laureate head right.
Salus, draped, standing left and holding a rudder on a globe in her left hand and feeding a snake around an altar with a patera in her right hand.
|Dimensions:||AR, 3.25 g, 19 mm, 11h.|
|Condition:||Dark toning, minor scratches and deposits on the reverse. Very fine.|
|Comment:||Salus is the Roman personification of the well-being ans usually depicted with a snake and rudder. She was primarily associated with the well-being and security of the Roman states and its population, but also in connection with the emperor itself.|