Emperor Antoninus Pius

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 November 2016

This is a marble bust of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138-161 CE). The Emperor wears military dress. This image of Antoninus Pius was created in the early years of his reign. The bust may be a replica made in the 160s CE. Roman, circa 140 CE. From the house of Jason Magnus at Cyrene, North Africa. Found by Lieutenant R. M. Smith, RE, and Commander E. A. Porcher, RN. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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