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Title Page

Introduction

About Roman Coins

Denominations

Coins of Other Ancient Cultures

Identifying Roman Coins

How To Use This Book

Mintmarks

Mint Map

Pricing And Grading

Bibliography

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AUGUSTUS
LIVA
AGRIPPA
NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS
GERMANICUS
AGRIPPINA I
TIBERIUS
DRUSUS
ANTONIA
CALIGULA
CLAUDIUS I
BRITANNICUS
AGRIPPINA II
NERO
GALBA
CLODIUS MACER
OTHO
VITELLIUS
VESPASIAN
DOMITILLA
TITUS
DOMITIAN
DOMITIA
JULIA TITI
NERVA
TRAJAN
PLOTINA
MARCIANA
MATIDIA
HADRIAN
SABINA
AELIUS
ANTONINUS PIUS
FAUSTINA I
MARCUS AURELIUS
FAUSTINA II
LUCIUS VERUS
LUCILLA
COMMODUS
CRISPINA
PERTINAX
DIDIUS JULIANUS
MANLIA SCANTILLA
DIDIA CLARA
PESCENNIUS NIGER
CLODIUS ALBINUS
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
JULIA DOMNA
CARACALLA
PLAUTILLA
GETA
MACRINUS
DIADUMENIAN
ELAGABALUS
JULIA MAESA
JULIA SOAEMIAS
JULIA PAULA
AQUILIA SEVERA
ANNIA FAUSTINA
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
JULIA MAMAEA
ORBIANA
MAXIMINUS I
PAULINA
MAXIMUS
GORDIAN I
GORDIAN II
BALBINUS
PUPIENUS
GORDIAN III
TRANQUILLINA
PHILIP I
OTACILIA SEVERA
PHILIP II
PACATIAN
JOTAPIAN
TRAJAN DECIUS
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
HOSTILIAN
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
VOLUSIAN
AEMILIAN
CORNELIA SUPERA
SILBANNACUS
URANIUS ANTONINUS
VALERIAN I
MARINIANA
VALERIAN II
GALLIENUS
SALONINA
SALONINUS
REGALIANUS
DRYANTILLA
POSTUMUS
LAELIANUS
MARIUS
VICTORINUS
DOMITIAN II
TETRICUS I
TETRICUS II
QUIETUS
MACRIANUS
CLAUDIUS II
QUINTILLUS
AURELIAN
SEVERINA
ZENOBIA
VABALATHUS
TACITUS
FLORIAN
PROBUS
SATURNINUS
CARUS
CARINUS
MAGNIA URBICA
NIGRIAN
NUMERIAN
JULIAN I
DIOCLETIAN
MAXIMIAN
CARAUSIUS
ALLECTUS
DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS
CONSTANTIUS I
THEODORA
GALERIUS
GALERIA VALERIA
SEVERUS II
MAXENTIUS
ROMULUS
CONSTANTINE I
HELENA
FAUSTA
ALEXANDER
LICINIUS I
CONSTANTIA
MAXIMINUS II
LICINIUS II
CRISPUS
VALERIUS VALENS
MARTINIAN
CONSTANTINE II
DELMATIUS
HANNIBALLIANUS
CONSTANS
CONSTANTIUS II
MAGNENTIUS
DECENTIUS
NEPOTIAN
VETRANO
CONSTANTIUS GALLUS
JULIAN II
JOVIAN
VALENTINIAN I
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PROCOPIUS
GRATIAN
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THEODOSIUS I
AELIA FLACCILLA
MAGNUS MAXIMINUS
FLAVIUS VICTOR
EUGENIUS
HONORIUS
CONSTANTINE III
CONSTANS II
MAXIMINUS
PRISCUS ATTALUS
JOVINUS
SABASTIANUS
CONSTANTIUS III
GALLA PLACIDIA
JOHANNES
VALENTINIAN III
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HONORIA
PETRONIUS MAXIMINUS
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GLYCERIUS
JULIUS NEPOS
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PULCHERIA
THEODOSIUS II
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ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Faustina II 

b. ca.128 - d.175 

Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus. Her claim to fame, or rather notoriety, was her rampant unfaithfulness to Marcus Aurelius who, it seemed, was the only Roman who wasn't on to her. Upon her death a mournful Aurelius asked for her deification. Alarmed at the possible scandal but unwilling to test the will of the beloved emperor the Senate complied. 
 
Just as with the rest of the coins of this period the Denarius becomes the default denomination that collectors will find available. But her bronze series is well represented as well with the three main denominations of the Sestertius, Dupondius and As. Many of these can be located in very nice grades although, as usual, the truly top end coins are normally carried via the bigger numismatic firms. 
 
A decent Denarius can be had for as little as $20 and a very nice example for just two or three times that much. 

Busts: 

1) Diademed, draped bust right 
2) Draped bust left 
3) Draped bust right 
4) Veiled, draped bust right 
 

Obverses: 

 
1) DIVA AVG FAVSTINA 
3) DIVAE FAVSTIN AVG MATR CASTROR 
4) DIVAE FAVSTINAE PIAE 
5) FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG 
6) FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL 
8) FAVSTINA AVGVSTA AVG P II F 
9) FAVSTINA AVGVSTA AVG P II FIL 
10) FAVSTINA AVGVSTA P II AVG FIL 
11) FAVSTINAE AVG ANTONINI AVG P II FIL 
12) FAVSTINAE AVG P II AVG F 
13) FAVSTINAE AVG P II AVG FIL 
 

Reverses: 

 
2) AVGVSTA 
3) AVGVSTI P II FIL 
4) CERES 
15) FELICITAS 
17) HILARITAS 
19) IVNO 
22) LAETITIA 
23) LAETITIA PVB 
24) LAETITIA PVBLICAE 
27) MATRI MAGNAE 
28) PIETAS 
29) PVDICITIA 
31) SALVS 
32) SALVTI AVG COS TRIB POT 
33) SALVTI AVGVSTAE 
40) VENVS 
44) VESTA 
45) No legend 
 

Types: 

 
1) Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and pulling veil. 
2) Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and raising skirt. 
3) Aeternitas standing left, leaning on column, holding phoenix on globe. 
4) Aeternitas standing, facing, pulling veil and holding torch. 
5) Altar 
6) Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and raising skirt. 
7) Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and torch. 
8) Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and torch. 
9) Children (2) seated, facing, stars above 
10) Concordia seated left, holding flower; globe below. 
11) Concordia seated left, holding patera
12) Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
13) Concordia standing left, holding patera and two cornucopiae
14) Concordia standing, facing, raising skirt and holding cornucopia
15) Crescent surrounded by seven stars 
16) Cybele seated left, holding branch and resting arm on drum; lion below 
17) Cybele seated left, holding drum; lion on either side. 
18) Cybele seated right, holding drum; lion on either side. 
19) Dove standing right 
20) Eagle 
21) Faustina II riding biga right 
22) Faustina II riding eagle left, upwards 
23) Faustina II riding elephant biga left, holding scepter
24) Faustina II seated left, holding scepter and phoenix on globe; standards (2) to left. 
25) Faustina II seated left, holding scepter and phoenix on globe; standards (3) to left. 
26) Faustina II seated left, holding scepter, dancer with veil overhead on either side. 
27) Faustina II standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box; standards (2) in background. 
28) Faustina II standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box; standards (3) in background. 
29) Fecunditas standing left, holding baby in each arm; child on either side. 
30) Fecunditas standing left, holding scepter and baby. 
31) Fecunditas standing right, holding baby in each arm; child on either side. 
32) Fecunditas standing right, holding baby; child on either side. 
33) Fecunditas standing right, holding scepter and baby. 
34) Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia 
35) Funeral pyre 
36) Hilaritas standing left, holding palm and cornucopia
37) Hilaritas standing right, pulling veil and holding palm
38) Indulgentia seated left, holding patera
39) Juno seated left, holding child on lap and scepter; another child to left, holding grain ears. 
40) Juno seated left, holding patera and scepter
41) Juno seated left, holding patera and scepter; peacock to left. 
42) Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter
43) Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock to left. 
44) Laetitia standing left, holding globe and scepter
45) Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
46) Laetitia standing right, holding scepter and wreath 
47) Luna (Diana) standing left, holding arrow and bow 
48) Luna (Diana) standing left, holding arrow and resting hand on bow 
49) Luna (Diana) standing left, holding scepter with both hands 
50) Luna (Diana) standing left, holding torch with both hands
51) Luna (Diana) standing right, holding scepter with both hands 
52) Luna (Diana) standing right, holding torch with both hands
53) Minerva standing left, holding branch and spear with shield
54) Peacock flying left, bearing Faustina II towards heaven. 
55) Peacock standing left 
56) Peacock standing right 
57) Peacock standing, facing 
58) Pietas seated left, raising skirt and holding cornucopia; child to left. 
59) Pietas standing left, holding flower and cornucopia; child to left. 
60) Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding scepter
61) Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil 
62) Pudicitia standing left, pulling veil and raising skirt. 
63) Pudicitia standing left, raising hand and pulling dress 
64) Pudicitia standing left, sacrificing over altar
65) Pudicitia standing left, touching head
66) Pudicitia standing, facing, raising skirt and holding cornucopia 
67) Sacrificial ceremony with six members in front of temple with six columns. 
68) Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar 
69) Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter
70) Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
71) Throne with two children 
72) Throne with two children; stars above. 
73) Throne with scepter across and peacock in front 
74) Venus seated left, holding Victory and scepter
75) Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder on dove 
76) Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder with dolphin coiled around 
77) Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter 
78) Venus standing left, holding apple and touching head
79) Venus standing left, holding apples and baby wrapped in blankets. 
80) Venus standing left, holding dove and scepter
81) Venus standing left, holding rudder 
82) Venus standing left, holding rudder with dolphin coiled around 
83) Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting hand on shield 
84) Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting hand on shield on helmet. 
85) Venus standing left, pulling veil and holding apple
86) Venus standing right on left, holding arm of Mars to right, holding shield
87) Venus standing right, holding scepter and apple
88) Venus standing right, leaning on column, holding spear and helmet 
89) Venus standing, facing, pulling veil and holding apple 
90) Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter
91) Vesta seated left, holding simpulum and Palladium
92) Vesta standing left, holding globe and scepter 
93) Victory advancing right, holding torch, carrying Faustina II upwards 
94) Wreath, PRIMI DECENNALES COS III within. 

 

Mint: 

 
1) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B1, O07, R33, T68 RIC 717a (III, M. Aurelius), C 199 
2) B2, O07, R03, T47 RIC 494b (III, Ant. Pius), C 19 
3) B3, O06, R05, T19 RIC 503a (III, Ant. Pius), C 61 
4) B3, O13, R40, T76 RIC 515b (III, Ant. Pius), C 260 
5) B3, O13, R40, T89 RIC 514 (III, Ant. Pius), C 256 

 
AU Quinarius(s) 
 
6) B3, O13, R40, T89 RIC 514 (III, A. Pius), BMC 1061, C 256 

AR Denarius Reference(s) 
 
7) B1, O07, R21, T41 RIC 698 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5257, C 145 
8) B1, O07, R21, T43 RIC 696 (III, M. Aurelius
9) B1, O07, R22, T45 RIC 701 (III, M. Aurelius), C 148 
10) B1, O07, R30, T71 RIC 712 (III, M. Aurelius), C 191 
11) B1, O13, R25, T45 RIC 506c (III, Ant. Pius), S 4705 
12) B2, O06, R05, T10 RIC 502b (III, Ant. Pius), C 55 
13) B2, O07, R03, T84 RIC 495b (III, Ant. Pius), C 15a 
14) B3, O05, R06, T13  
15) B3, O06, R05, T11 RIC 502a (III, Ant. Pius), S 4704, C 54 
16) B3, O06, R29, T66 Curtis Clay collection 
17) B3, O07, R03, T70 RIC 497 (III, Ant. Pius), S 4702, C 24 
18) B3, O07, R03, T84 RIC 495a (III, Ant. Pius), S 4700, C 15 
19) B3, O07, R05, T07 RIC 669 (III, M. Aurelius), C 35 
20) B3, O07, R08, T50 RIC 674 (III, M. Aurelius), C 85 
21) B3, O07, R11, T31 RIC 676 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5251, C 95 
22) B3, O07, R12, T33 RIC 677 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5252, C 99 
23) B3, O07, R15, T34 RIC 683 (III, M. Aurelius), C 107 
24) B3, O07, R17, T36 RIC 686 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5254, C 111 
25) B3, O07, R19, T41 RIC 689 (III, M. Aurelius), C 126 
26) B3, O07, R19, T42 RIC 690 (III, M. Aurelius
27) B3, O07, R19, T43 RIC 688 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5255, C 120 
28) B3, O07, R21, T41 RIC 697 (III, M. Aurelius), C 144 
29) B3, O07, R21, T43 RIC 694 (III, M. Aurelius), C 141 
30) B3, O07, R27, T16 RIC 706 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5259, C 172 
31) B3, O07, R29, T64 RIC 708 (III, M. Aurelius
32) B3, O07, R30, T71 RIC 711 (III, M. Aurelius
33) B3, O07, R31, T68 RIC 714 (III, M. Aurelius), C 195 
34) B3, O07, R31, T69 RIC 715 (III, M. Aurelius), C 197 
35) B3, O07, R35, T29 RIC 719 (III, M. Aurelius), C 221 
36) B3, O07, R36, T74 RIC 721 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5264, C 226 
37) B3, O07, R40, T77 RIC 728 (III, M. Aurelius), C 249 
38) B3, O07, R40, T80 RIC 730 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5266 
39) B3, O07, R42, T74 RIC 735 (III, M. Aurelius), C 281 
40) B3, O07, R42, T83 RIC 734 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5268, C 280 
41) B3, O07, R44, T90 RIC 737 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5270, C 286 
42) B3, O08, R29, T64 RIC 508a (III, Ant. Pius), C 184 
43) B3, O11, R05, T14 RIC 500b (III, Ant. Pius), S 4703, C 42 
44) B3, O13, R29, T62 RIC 507a (III, Ant. Pius), C 176 
45) B3, O13, R40, T75 RIC 515b (III, Ant. Pius), C 261 
46) B3, O13, R40, T76 RIC 517a (III, Ant. Pius), C 266 

 
 
47) B3, O02, R01, T03 RIC 740 (III, M. Aurelius), C 6 
48) B3, O02, R01, T04 RIC 739 (III, M. Aurelius), C 2 
49) B3, O02, R07, T05 RIC 746 (III, M. Aurelius), C 75 
50) B3, O02, R07, T15 RIC 750 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5219, C 83 
51) B3, O02, R07, T56 RIC 744 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5215, C 71 
52) B3, O02, R07, T57 RIC 743 (III, M. Aurelius), C 70 
53) B3, O02, R07, T73 RIC 745 (III, M. Aurelius), S 5216, C 73 
54) B4, O02, R07, T35 RIC 747 (III, M. Aurelius), C 77 

 
 
55) B1, O07, R12, T33 RIC 1638 (III, M. Aurelius), C 100 
56) B1, O07, R21, T43 RIC 1651 (III, M. Aurelius), C 142 
57) B1, O07, R33, T68 Exe: SC RIC 1668  (III, M. Aurelius), C 200 
58) B1, O07, R38, T84 RIC 1679  (III, M. Aurelius
59) B1, O13, R29, T61 RIC 1404b (III, Ant. Pius), C 187 
60) B3, O06, R28, T59 RIC 1379 (III, Ant. Pius), S 4715, C 173 
61) B3, O07, R22, T45 RIC 1654 (III, M. Aurelius), C 149 
62) B3, O07, R30, T71  
63) B3, O07, R30, T71 Exe: SC  
64) B3, O09, R44, T92 RIC 1387 (III, Ant. Pius), C 250 
65) B3, O09, R45, T48 RIC 1383 (III, Ant. Pius), C 210 

 
 
66) B3, O02, R01, T03 RIC 1692 (III, M. Aurelius), C 4 
67) B3, O02, R01, T26 RIC 1697 (III, M. Aurelius), C 10 
68) B3, O02, R01, T93 RIC 1699 (III, M. Aurelius), C 12 
69) B3, O02, R07, T05 RIC 1706 (III, M. Aurelius), C 72 
70) B3, O02, R07, T55 RIC 1703 (III, M. Aurelius), C 72 
71) B3, O02, R07, T73 RIC 1705 (III, M. Aurelius
72) B3, O02, R34, T21 RIC 1717 (III, M. Aurelius), C 217 
73) B3, O02, R34, T50 RIC 1716 (III, M. Aurelius), C 216 
74) B3, O02, R34, T52 RIC 1715 (III, M. Aurelius), C 215 

 
 
75) B3, O09, R45, T48 RIC 1383 (III, Ant. Pius), C 211 

 
AE As Reference(s) 
 
76) B1, O07, R05, T11 RIC 1626 (III, M. Aurelius), C 59 
77) B1, O07, R33, T68 Exe: SC RIC 1671 (III, M. Aurelius), C 201 
78) B1, O13, R25, T45 RIC 1401c (III, Ant. Pius
79) B3, O07, R39, T86 RIC 1680 (III, M. Aurelius), C 241 
80) B3, O07, R45, T15 Exe: SC RIC 1714 (III, M. Aurelius), C 213 
81) B3, O13, R29, T62 RIC 1403 (III, Ant. Pius), C 179 

 

Faustina II Busts 

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