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Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius
Antoninus Pius wrote of his wife Faustina, "I would rather live with her on Gyara [an island of exile] than without her in the palace." Sadly, Faustina died just two years into his 23 year reign. At his request, the Senate deified her, and he minted a massive series of commemorative coins in her honor.
RS77084. Silver denarius, RIC III AP384, RSC II 175, BMCRE IV AP473, SRCV II 4594, VF, nice portrait and attractive peacock, light toning, reverse slightly off-center, small edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 3.360g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, die axis 180o
, posthumous, 147 - 161 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and banded, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil at top; reverse CONSECRATIO, peacock walking right, head left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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