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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Faustina Sr.| > RS94551
Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius
|Faustina| |Sr.|, |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.
RS94551. Silver denarius, RIC III AP382a, RSC II 166, BMCRE IV AP301, SRCV II -, Hunter II -, VF, toned, flow lines, darker spots, tight flan, die wear, small edge spits/cracks, Rome mint, weight 3.502g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 0o, 1st posthumous issue, 141 - 142 A.D.; obverse DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waved and banded, drawn up at back and piled in a round coil at the top, tied and coiled with a strand of pearls; reverse CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing half left, veiled head left, raising right hand, torch in left hand; from the Ray Nouri Collection; SOLD




  







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