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Emperor Antonius Pius by davidmcb Emperor Antonius Pius by davidmcb
Antoninus Pius (Latin: Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius;[1][2] born 19 September 86AD – died 7 March 161AD), also known as Antoninus, was Roman Emperor from 138AD to 161AD. He was a member of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty and the Aurelii.[3] He acquired the name Pius after his accession to the throne, either because he compelled the Senate to deify his adoptive father Hadrian,[4] or because he had saved senators sentenced to death by Hadrian in his later years.[5] [link]

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Cassius Dio [link]
Aurelius Victor in Latin [link]
Historia Augusta [link]

David McBride Photography
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Nice photo. Where did you find the bust?
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davidmcb Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yep, I just checked, and Emperor Pius is still in the British Museum:

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davidmcb Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! But its been done better. hahaha :P [link]

This was taken in the early 90s with ilford 400 on a pentax k1000. At the time I think it Pius was in the basement of the British Museum in London. I edited out the background and tinted the scanned photo in PS.
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