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RM10 -  Roman-Britain, Antoninus Pius (A.D.177-192), AE As, 9.19g.,14mm, Rome mint, laureate bust right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, rev., mournful seated figure of Britannia left on rock, round shield and figure left, BRI[TANNIA COS IIII, S C] (Askew 28; RIC 934), fair, some smoothing and after work evident . $95

"He Conquered the Britons through his legate Lollius Urbicus (governor of Britain from A.D. 139-143), another wall of turf, being set up when the barbarians had been driven back." The Augustan History, Antoninus Pius 5.4.

Following the suppression of a serious revolt in northern Britain early in his reign, Antoninus Pius won his second imperatorial acclamation.  At this point it was decided to push the frontier further north from the line of Hadrianís Wall; the Antonine Wall a turf and timber construction was built across the narrower Forth-Clyde isthmus, bringing the unruly tribes of Lowland Scotland within the borders of the empire.

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RM4 - Roman Britain, Claudius (A.D. 41-54), British Imitation, Copper As, 10.58g., 27mm, (RCV 1861; RIC 100), fine. $95
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RM6 -  Romano-British, Commodus (A.D.177-192), British Victory type, AE Sestertius, 20.17g., 30mm, Rome mint, A.D. 184-185, laureate bust right, M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, rev., seated figure of Victory right on shields, inscribing shield set on knee TR P X IMP VII COS IIII, VICT BRIT in exergue (Askew 33; RIC 452),  about fine. $175

In the last months of Marcus Aurelius's life there was a serious incursion by the northern tribes into the province of Britannia, the wall was overrun and possibly even the governor himself lost in battle. The wall in question is likely to have been the Hadrianic frontier, the Antonine wall having been already abandoned. Ulpius Marcellus was dispatched by to Britain and by A.D. 184 had secured a victory for the now sole emperor Commodus. This type was struck in commemoration of that victory.

Claudius to Commodus Severan Campaigns Carausius and Allectus The London Mint under the Tetrarchy and Constantine I

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