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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Faustina Sr.| > RS94557
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|, Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and providentia was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia, memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is good or bad or neither.
RS94557. Silver denarius, RIC III AP351, RSC II 32, BMCRE IV AP375, SRCV II 4578, Hunter II 23, VF, flow lines, porosity, reverse a little off center, edge ragged with small splits, Rome mint, weight 2.982g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o, posthumous, 147 - 161 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and banded with pearls, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil at top; reverse AETERNITAS, Providentia standing slightly left, head left, globe in extended right hand, veil blown out behind head in left hand; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $105.00 SALE |PRICE| $94.00




  







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