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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Faustina Sr.| > RB92989
Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius
Antoninus Pius loved her greatly, and upon her death in 141 A.D., she was deified and a temple was built in her honor. The shell of this temple, which was later dedicated to both Diva Faustina and Divus Antoninus, still survives in the Roman Forum, enclosing the church of Saint Lorenzo in Miranda.San Lorenzo in Miranda
RB92989. Copper as, RIC III AP1155(a), Hunter II 101, BMCRE IV 1540, SRCV II 4636, Cohen II 29, F, centered on a tight flan, uneven strike with weak areas, light deposits, light marks, spot of corrosion obverse 9:00, Rome mint, weight 8.636g, maximum diameter 25.8mm, die axis 180o, 141 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 AETERNITAS, Juno standing slightly left, head left, raising right hand, long scepter vertical in left, S - C (senatus consulto) divide across field below center.; $60.00 ON RESERVE










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

DIVAAVGFAVSTINA
DIVAAVGVSTAFAVSTINA
DIVAEFAVSTINAE
DIVAFAVSTINA
DIVAIFAVSTINA FAVSTINAAVGANTONINIAVG
FAVSTINAAVGANTONINIAVGPIIPP
FAVSTINAAVGANTONINIAVGPP
FAVSTINAAVGVSTA


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