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A silver denarius of the empress Faustina Junior with a reverse showing Venus Coin Type: Silver denarius of Faustina Junior, 147-176 CE
Mint and Date: Rome, date unknown.
Size and Weight: 18mm, 3.21g
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at back of head, band of pearls around.
Reverse: VENVS
Venus standing facing, head left, right hand holding an apple, left hand holding a rudder around which a dolphin is twined.
Provenance: Barry & Darling (Vauctions), April 2005.
Ref: RCV (2002) 4708; RIC III Antoninus Pius 517a.
BW Ref: 011 053 040
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