Antoninus Pius - London, England, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 51° 31.131 W 000° 07.573
30U E 699376 N 5711441
Quick Description: This bust of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius is located in the British Museum.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/22/2012 2:29:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMDJXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
This life-sized marble bust of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius is located in the British Museum which does not charge an admission fee...and does allow non-flash photography. The placard accompanying this sculpture reads:

"Marble bust of the emperor
Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) in
military dress
About AD 140
From the house of Jason Magnus at
Cyrene, North Africa
This image of Antoninus Pius was
created in the early years of his reign.
This bust may be a replica made in
the 160s.

Found by Lieutenant R M Smith, RE,
and Commander E A Porcher RN"

Wikipedia (visit link) further informs us:

"...Antoninus, was Roman Emperor from 138 to 161. He was a member of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty and 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"
Monarch Ranking: Emperor / Empress

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Empreror Antoninus Augustus Pius

Country or Empire of Influence: Roman Empire

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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