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Struck A.D.141- 142 under Antoninus Pius. DIVA FAUSTINA SENIOR. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust of Faustina, hair waved and coiled on top of her head, facing right.
Rev: AVGVSTA. Vesta standing facing left, holding palladium and sacrificing out of patera over garlanded altar.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 370.

This coin was struck soon after her death.

A.D. 142
Antoninus Pius ordered the construction of the Antonine Wall in Scotland this year. The wall stretched 63 kilometres (39 miles) from Old Kilpatrick in West Dunbartonshire on the Firth of Clyde to Carriden near Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth. At least nineteen forts and smaller fortlets or milecastles were included in the construction which was designed to protect the border against the Caledonian tribes.
This year, Marcion of Sinope, an early Christian bishop, proclaimed in his theology that the Old Testament was incompatible with Christianity. Marcion went on to reject many contemporary books considered scripture which eventually prompted the church to develop a canon of scriptures. He was denounced by the Church Fathers and excommunicated.
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