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A silver denarius of the empress Faustina Junior with Venus on the reverse. Coin Type: Silver denarius of Faustina Junior, 147-176 CE
Mint and Date: Rome, 157-161 CE.
Size and Weight: 17 x 18mm, 3.49g
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at the back of the head.
Reverse: AVGVSTI PII FIL
Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, and resting left hand on a shield set on a helmet.
Provenance: 2201wl (eBay), September 2007
Ref: RCV (2002) 4700; RIC III Antoninus Pius 495a.
BW Ref: 028 034 115
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