Emperor Antoninus Pius - History
Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius (89-161 AD) was the last Roman Emperor to reside permanently in Rome.
Statues and busts of Antoninus
Antoninnus was the only child of Titus Aurelius Fulvus, consul in 89.
After the great success in the offices of quaestor and praetor, he obtained the consulship in 120. He acquired much favor with the Emperor Hadrian, and Hadrian adopted him in 138, after the death of his first adopted son Lucius Aelius, as his son and successor. The condition was, that Antoninus would in turn adopt Marcus Annius Verus, the son of the brother of Hadrian's wife, and Lucius, son of Lucius Aelius (the first adoptive son of Hadrian). After Antoninus death, imperial power was for the first time shared between Marcus Annius Verus and Lucius Verus, who became two co-emperors, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
The reign of Antonunis Pius was the most peaceful in the entire history of the Principate; although there were several military disturbances throughout the Empire in his time. He promoted the arts and sciences, built temples, theaters and mausoleums, bestowed honours and financial rewards upon the teachers of rhetoric and philosophy. The precise information regarding his reign is relatively lacking. It is assumed, that his nickname "Pius" was given him by senat because his integrity, gentile spirit, and dedication
There are several ancient statues and busts of Antoninnus Pius, made generally in marble, but also in bronze and alabaster. He is typically depicted with curly hair and short bread.Bust of Emperor Antoninus Pius Replica
This bronze bust of Antoninus Pius is a replica of one of his typical roman busts: the ancient statue is from the 2 century. The figure is 50 cm high with a genuine polished bronze surface and has a massive weight of almost 14 kg.Details
- Original replica
- Polished Bronze
- Solid weight of 14 kg
- Measurements (L x W x H): 50 x 20 x 20 cm