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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.

Vesta was the goddess of the hearth, fire, and the household, and therefore the deity of domestic life. Her Greek counterpart was Hestia.
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