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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||sestertius|NEW
Faustina II was the daughter, wife, and mother of emperors and empresses. When she gave birth to the first of many children she was given the title of Augusta, which for a time made her superior in rank to her husband. She was a devoted wife and mother and accompanied her husband on all his military campaigns.
RB93047. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III MA1691, MIR 18 52-6/10, BMCRE IV MA1566, Hunter II 18, Cohen III 8, SRCV II 5223, VF/gF, nice portrait, attractive brown patina, large flan split, edge cracks, porosity on reverse, weight 24.000 g, maximum diameter 34.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, posthumous, 176 - 177 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, bust of Faustina the Younger right, draped, veiled, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head; reverse AETERNITAS, Ceres standing front, veiled, draped, head left, raising veil with right hand, long torch in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field below center; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; $150.00 SALE |PRICE| $135.00
 


Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.

|Caligula|, |Caligula,| |16| |March| |37| |-| |24| |January| |41| |A.D.||sestertius|
 
SH16501. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC I 48, Cohen I 1, gem aVF, beautiful chocolate patina with contrasting features, fine style, weight 27.633 g, maximum diameter 37.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 40 - 41 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P, laureate head left; reverse ADLOCVT COH, Caligula standing left on platform addressing praetorian soldiers; scarce late issue; SOLD


Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.

|Caligula|, |Caligula,| |16| |March| |37| |-| |24| |January| |41| |A.D.||as|
Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta, her sacred flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins. In 394, by order of the Christian emperor Theodosius I in his campaign to eliminate pagan practices in Rome, the fire of Vesta was extinguished.
SH27763. Copper as, RIC I 54, BMCRE I 72, Cohen I 29, Hunter I 34, SRCV I -, Choice aEF, fantastic detail and very attractive, weight 11.853 g, maximum diameter 28.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 40 - 41 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P, bare head left; reverse VESTA, Vesta enthroned left, patera extended in right, long scepter transverse in left, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; much less common than the usual RIC 38 issue; SOLD







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