Faustina I (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertiu
DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA - Veiled and draped bust right
CONSE-CRATIO, S C in exergue - Pyramidal crematorium of four stories, surmounted by Faustina in biga right.
Mint: Rome (141 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.76g / 33mm / 12h
RIC III 1135 (Pius)
BMCRE 1429 (Pius)
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #992 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Per CNG: This coin depicts the crematorium built by Antoninus Pius , the remains of which have been discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio, west of the Corso, in Regio X (see Hill, The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types, pg. 102). The structure also appears on denarii of Divus Antoninus Pius struck under Marcus Aurelius.