AR Denarius (Rome AD 158-159, 3.31 g) - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XXII Laureate head right / TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST, octastyle temple of Divus Augustus, statues within (COS IIII in ex.) (RIC 290a / BMC 940) - VF/XF. The second Temple of Divus Augustus, commenced under Tiberius and dedicated by Caligula in August AD 37, suffered during the great fire of 80 which began on the Capitoline Hill and spread into the Forum and onto the Palatine. It was possibly restored or rebuilt under Domitian, although it is not mentioned in the Chronographia, but it certainly received further restoration under Antoninus Pius in 158 as this reverse type commemorates.
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