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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Faustina Jr.| > RB93049
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|, NEWLaetitia is the Roman goddess of gaiety and joy, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy. She is typically depicted on coinage with a wreath in her right hand, and a scepter, a rudder, or an anchor in her left hand. On the coins of empresses, Laetitia may signal a birth in the Imperial family.
RB93049. Bronze as (or dupondius), RIC III MA1656; MIR 18 21-7b; BMCRE IV 988; Hunter II 58, SRCV II 5300 var. (bare head) Cohen III 151 var. (same), aVF, nice portrait, dark green patina, light deposits, choice but for spots of corrosion on reverse, Rome mint, weight 13.111g, maximum diameter 26.6mm, die axis 180o, A.D. 161 - 164; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right, diadem with two rows of pearls; reverse LAETITIA, Laetitia standing facing, head left, wreath in right hand, long scepter in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) divided across field below center; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00











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