Emperor Antoninus Pius

Emperor Antoninus Pius, 161 CE — Ancient Rome
40.2 cm

Emperor Antoninus Pius is an Ancient Roman Marble Sculpture created between 138 CE and 161 CE. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Busts, Sculpture and Emperors. Source

Antoninus Pius is often referred to as one of the 'Five Good Emperors' of ancient Rome, so called for reigning during the Roman Empire's most powerful and influential period. While his predicessors, Trajan and Hadrian, were military leaders, Antoninus was an anomaly — a quiet and sensitive man, he avoided all forms of military service, and while skermishes occasionally marred the empire, Antoninus's 23-year reign was the most peaceful time in Rome's history. Even more unusual, Antoninus was a devout family man. In his late 20's Antoninus the daughter of a Roman politician named Annia Galeria Faustina, with whom he raised four children. 

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