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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Faustina Jr.| > RB93048
Faustina the Younger, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius
|Faustina| |Jr.|, |Faustina| |the| |Younger,| |Augusta| |146| |-| |Winter| |175/176| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Marcus| |Aurelius|, NEWJuno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita, and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RB93048. Bronze as (or dupondius), RIC III MA1647; MIR 18 17-5b; Cohen III 123; BMCRE IV p. 541, 983; Hunter II 48; SRCV II 5297, aVF, red-brown patina, struck on a small squared flan, a few scattered pits, Rome mint, weight 12.897g, maximum diameter 29.6mm, die axis 180o, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 175 A.D.; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust of Faustina the Younger right, draped, hair elaborately waved and fastened in a low chignon; reverse IVNO, Juno standing half left, head left, draped, patera in extended right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, peacock left at feet on left, S - C (Senatus Consulto) across field at center; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00











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